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Offline Gabrielle66

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I Hung A Mirror
« on: September 21, 2018, 11:29:54 pm »
Today I hung a mirror in my bathroom. You might think, what’s so special about that? About three years ago during a remodel my old mirror was broken. Looking back, it was l a relief not to see myself every morning. I didn’t realize that was mild dysphoria at the time. Last week I decided that it’s time to be happy with myself. I’m going to learn to love myself in a whole new way. Right after I hung the mirror I put on a little lipstick and blush for the first time. It didn’t really look right of course but it felt good. It made me smile at myself. I like seeing Gabrielle in the mirror. My future might be full of loss and disappointment but I am determined to face it with a smile. Love and faith.


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Re: I Hung A Mirror
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 11:35:37 pm »
That's the way to tackle it. Be confident, be happy, HRT will help heal your mind. Practice practice practice and you too will be proud of your choice. I hate to say good luck because luck has nothing to do with it. We were born like this. You just have been searching.
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Re: I Hung A Mirror
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 11:38:51 pm »

Hi Gabrielle  - thanks for sharing, definitely keep smiling - that's the key!


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Re: I Hung A Mirror
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2018, 03:03:38 pm »

I understand exactly what you are saying. I hated photos and mirrors my whole life, not putting 2+2 together. Once I knew why, mirrors became the devils tool hanging there just to mock me. I got rid of the ones that I could and focused on small areas of the reflection in the one remaining.

I eventually fought through it to hang a large mirror for my wife to use, it hated me, I hated it ... day after day after day.

Now, while I don't see her every time, my recent changes are enough that I can see myself heading the right way. Most days I don't hate the mirror, just the slowness of the changes. (photos still mock me :( )

Enjoy the thrill of seeing her in the reflection, that's your true self shining through.
I left the door open, only a few came through. such is my life.

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Re: I Hung A Mirror
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2018, 08:08:35 pm »
Mirrors are a tricky thing. If you stare too hard you will find all the flaws that we all have and not appreciate the positives. For me, I have two new mirrors. :) I often will pose with my eyes closed and then flash look trying to get my brain to give my an instant honest response of what I see. The amazing thing is when I do the flash looks my brain responds -- that's a girl! If I just stare at the mirror for a long period of time of course I can find flaws. But, over all, my "quick response" brain says I'm a very cute girl and I'm taking that to the bank!  :icon_chick: