My annual big post is a little late again, I know.
First, yeah, transition is definitely going to be a thing. I should have started the process years ago, but I had job instability rear it’s ugly head, and everything needed to get more or less stable again. We’ve got most of the ducks lined up now so I can start.
Yesterday was basically the “anniversary gift” to myself – I started buying new clothes to replenish the wardrobe. Most of my clothes had slid into “5 years or older” territory (due to the job thing), or were obviously worn out, or obviously out of style, or clearly were bought at a thrift store, or just didn’t fit correctly anymore, or never fit correctly to begin with, and with some pieces it was definitely “multiple choice” on the things wrong with them. New bras, too, after I got measured and fitted. Last night’s wedding anniversary dinner was literally the most physically comfortable I’ve ever felt, no pinching of waists or straps sagging or anything.
Needless to say, there’s going to be a wardrobe thinning in the next week or so.
My first Mile Hi Con in my most comfortable presentation also passed pretty uneventfully. I got a friend on the same page when it comes time to get one of my forum names changed over, prepared to do the, “I’ll vouch, this is a thing she’s doing,” when I talk to the forum moderator where we both have accounts.
The biggest deal for me at this point is figuring out when particular things happen, like getting the hair removed from my face, trying hormone therapy, and dealing with my workplace, which at this point is one of the few places in my life I still have to cram myself into the box that feels like it’s smaller by the week. And sometime after that is dealing with things like name changing and gender markers.
Here’s hoping it all goes smoothly.