Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1 year on HRT

Wowies, it's really hard to believe it's been 1 year since I started this biological journey to set my body straight. It's been a journey of self discovery, joy, anger, love, hurt, peace, sadness, wonder, and so much more.

People may laugh when I say it's been the best year of my life so far. Especially considering the loss of my parents' love, my ex-wife and her parents, as well as a so-called loving church family. Not to mention, the few heartaches I've already experienced when it comes to dating as a transgender woman. But all of those things pale in comparison to FINALLY being able to be ME. To look in the mirror and finally see what I was always supposed to see. To not have to constantly worry about overcompensating for something I am not. To live naturally and not be afraid to be real. Add to that the endless support from friends (both longtime and new), work, and even some very special family (by blood or not) along with a new and openly loving church family.

I couldn't be more thankful and I look forward to many more wonderful years to come.

I know I've linked back to this video a few times before but it still amazes me that things could change so rapidly. And time flies when you're having fun ;)


Treacle said...

Congratulations, lovely!

Amy K. said...

Wow! Your voice and total presentation has changed so much! I always find it so amazing to see someone like us metamorphosing the outside to fit the inside.

I'm very sorry about your parents. My parents have all but disowned me as well. They don't like talking to me, that's for sure... and I wonder how long it would take for them to contact me if I never did so. I waited a year before calling them once (a few years back), and none of them ever called.

Just out of curiosity, what was that loud beep at the end of the video?

You're doing great! Keep on keepin' on! :)

Natasha said...

I'm also at just past a year and I wish I could say I am as far along as you are. Congrats on everything you have done.


Katherine said...

It is an amazing milestone that does seem to fly by... I just recently hit my 1 year full time mark and felt the same way... I love looking in the mirror and seeing me!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations Debra! You've sure come a long way in a short amount of time! I'm sorry about your parents, but it's their loss in not being part of your life and seeing what a wonderful person you are. And I'm sure the upcoming year will be just as amazing and memorable!

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