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Offline Danielle Kristina

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Out in public
« on: January 19, 2019, 02:53:22 pm »
I haven’t posted much lately, but last Monday I had a session with my therapist.  She has been allowing me to get dressed in her office before our sessions and at the end of the session I’d revert back to male mode.  Well, this last time she encouraged me to stay dressed as myself.  So I did it.  I walked all the way from her office to my car dressed (and it is NOT a short walk!).  I was very nervous, but also very glad I did it.  It helped build up my confidence, at least a little bit.  I’m not out yet, so for me this was a huge step.  I’m sure I’ll do it again after our next session.

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Re: Out in public
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 03:12:48 pm »
Little by little it gets easier.

Offline ChrissyRyan

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Re: Out in public
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 03:17:25 pm »
Congratulations!

That is real progress!

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Re: Out in public
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 03:22:52 pm »
I haven’t posted much lately, but last Monday I had a session with my therapist.  She has been allowing me to get dressed in her office before our sessions and at the end of the session I’d revert back to male mode.  Well, this last time she encouraged me to stay dressed as myself.  So I did it.  I walked all the way from her office to my car dressed (and it is NOT a short walk!).  I was very nervous, but also very glad I did it.  It helped build up my confidence, at least a little bit.  I’m not out yet, so for me this was a huge step.  I’m sure I’ll do it again after our next session.

Danielle

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Dear Danielle:    (I really like your name!!!)
I can not even begin to express how very happy I am for you to read about your first brave journey of being "dressed" out in public.

As you continue to build your confidence it will indeed become a little easier each subsequent time you venture out.
Thank you for sharing and posting your terrific good news.

Hugs and wishing you well.
Danielle  (the Alaskan one)

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Re: Out in public
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 06:42:19 pm »
Way to go, Danielle!  That is indeed the best way to build confidence.
2015-07-04 Awakening; 2015-11-15 Out to self; 2016-06-22 Out to wife; 2016-10-27 First time presenting in public; 2017-01-20 Started HRT!!; 2017-04-20 Out publicly, beginning full-time; 2017-07-10 Legal name change; 2019-02-15 Approval for GRS

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Re: Out in public
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 07:55:08 pm »
That is a huge accomplishment! Congratulations  ;D

As time goes by it will become easier but for now you hit a big milestone.

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