A whole month of being me pretty much all the time. It’s feeling pretty good.
The makeup routine isn’t being a burden, my biggest fear is that it would have become so quite quickly. It probably helps that I have it under 15 minutes anyway.
I’ve been consistently in 5-10 minutes early to work just about every day. Before, I could wind up being a minute or so late pretty regularly – not enough to get called in, certainly, as I work at a place that is more oriented towards getting the work done than expecting perfection in timeliness ( so to speak), but it’s a noticeable sort of sign.
The only real issue with the month is another bill from my December UTI hospitalization (there’s been something like 7-8 of the things now!), from yet another outfit (I can understand how easily people can wind up completely underwater from a medical incident, given the way it’s all trickled in like this), and having to cram myself into the male box for a couple of hours of dealing with our tax accountant (which is a little box of misery now that I’m not doing it daily).
I’m also starting to come to grips with the “female tax” issues – I’m on HRT now, so I’ve had to change my deodorant already – between wardrobe items and hair styling and other things, I’m definitely on track to have to spend more per month even outside the HRT and appointments than before.
Outside of transition stuff, we’ve finally gotten some projects majorly pushed forward – I’ve built proper cabinets for our MAME setup and our virtual pinball computer, and the spare room in the house has now been transformed into a sewing room, reducing places we can just put crap we should be finding a place for or getting rid of. A whole trunkload went to the thrift yesterday.
I’m feeling lighter these days, and hopefully things continue at the pace we’ve managed to establish.