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Sophia's transition updates
« on: June 08, 2019, 02:24:33 pm »
Hello everyone, wanted to post some pics I took this morning. Like most trans women, I was afraid I wasn't going to turn out. So I snapped a few pics to see how things are progressing:



I have had no FFS and I've been on HRT 90 days. Now all I need is endurance to keep going.


This was where I started my journey from.

I'm excited and scared at the same time. I want to succeed and I'm as self conscious as the next girl.

All my love to you all...

Sophia
1968 Assigned male at birth with feminine mannerisms
1978 Dolls and dresses
1988 Experimental stage, limited makeup and clothes
1998 Denial continues, unsuccessfully tried living as a man
12-8-2018 time for a change....
2-21-2019 Started HRT
2-21-2020 One year HRT
2-21-2021 Two years HRT

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 02:36:39 pm »
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Dear Sophia:
I think it is wonderful that you started your personal transition thread.
You can treat this as your journal to help track your progress, vent your frustrations and difficulties... and to share your successes and good moments too... along with any photos you feel so led to post.

I not only keep my transition thread updated frequently but I also keep a more personal "old school" pen&paper journal along with colorful doodling and some pictures.  I sometimes on a cold rainy night will sit down and spend lots of time reading the thoughts what I have expressed.

It is good personal therapy to write out what I am feeling and experiencing... I find that it helps me to postulate positive solutions to any issues that I vent to myself on my own journal.

On your thread here you can give and take suggestions and thoughts with other like-minded members.... when you report good things we will all rejoice with you ... and when the report is not-so-good we will lend an ear and provide a shoulder to lean on.   Again... this is good personal therapy.

Your pictures look great and I am looking forward to following your thread and reading and watching how you are progressing in your journey.

Again, thank you for starting your thread and sharing.
HUGS,
Danielle
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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 08:30:24 am »
Thanks Danielle. I've had nice interactions from several members of SP. My transition, like most I imagine, is a bumpy, but doable, road. So far it's been both scary and exciting. I've cried and laughed myself to tears in the same few minutes, come to learn what the meaning of devotion and love. I've grown as a person. I've lost people. My Brother won't speak to me. We had been very close as brothers and I guess the thought of him having a transgender sister is too much for him or he doesn't know where to begin. My [adopted] Mother said to let him be and he will have to figure out if he wants a relationship with me.

Other family members have embraced me with open arms. One particular cousin has become one of my closest girlfriends. We laughed last night so hard, it was nice.

Personally I've come to appreciate and learn from life so may new things. I've learned not to fixate on negativity and replace hate with love and appreciation. I've learned to be less critical of others and appreciate what people have to offer rather than what they take. There was a time when I started to believe I no longer had a place on this earth. I wasn't comfortable with the person I'd become. Once I became 100% honest with myself I learned what it meant to find my place. Now I'm on my way, the journey has begun. I'm happy to be here, happy in general.
1968 Assigned male at birth with feminine mannerisms
1978 Dolls and dresses
1988 Experimental stage, limited makeup and clothes
1998 Denial continues, unsuccessfully tried living as a man
12-8-2018 time for a change....
2-21-2019 Started HRT
2-21-2020 One year HRT
2-21-2021 Two years HRT

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 01:17:17 pm »
Hello again my beautiful SP friends. I've just passed 5 months on HRT, all I can say right now is wow. It's been a wonderful, scary, beautiful, ugly, crazy journey so far and I'm just getting started.

It's kinda like flying airplanes. You go through ground school, learn the theories associated with flying. One day you take the controls yourself and that's pretty exciting, but nothing will prepare you for the day your safety net instructor steps out of the passenger side and says "okay, give me three good touch and goes".....time to solo. I must have looked over at that empty seat ten times before I landed.

Transition has been like soloing again...I've read everything I could about the subject, talked with several people who have forged this journey, but nothing truly prepared me for living these experiences.

I would like to acknowledge and thank everyone here and everywhere who have offered me guidance and support through my journey. I couldn't have done it without you!

1968 Assigned male at birth with feminine mannerisms
1978 Dolls and dresses
1988 Experimental stage, limited makeup and clothes
1998 Denial continues, unsuccessfully tried living as a man
12-8-2018 time for a change....
2-21-2019 Started HRT
2-21-2020 One year HRT
2-21-2021 Two years HRT

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 01:34:05 pm »
Hi Sophia.
Pretty name.
Thanks for the 5 months on HRT update. Hope you have a doctor that works well with you!

I'm not a pilot and not sure what a touch-and-go is.
But I feel like I am flying solo too.
Weeeeeeee!!

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 02:41:42 pm »
Transition has been like soloing again...I've read everything I could about the subject, talked with several people who have forged this journey, but nothing truly prepared me for living these experiences.

well said above Sophia, and you have a positive attitude. Living in the role is full of discoveries and learning.

I think you are going to enjoy yourself outright  :)

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 07:19:05 pm »
Hi Sophia
I'm not a pilot and not sure what a touch-and-go is.

Maddie, touch n go is when you land the airplane then advance the throttle and take off again during the landing roll, essentially it's a practice landing followed by an immediate take off!

Thank you for saying my name is pretty....I'm so excited my legal name change hearing is almost here (2 weeks)

Hugs girl,

Sophia
1968 Assigned male at birth with feminine mannerisms
1978 Dolls and dresses
1988 Experimental stage, limited makeup and clothes
1998 Denial continues, unsuccessfully tried living as a man
12-8-2018 time for a change....
2-21-2019 Started HRT
2-21-2020 One year HRT
2-21-2021 Two years HRT

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2019, 07:21:26 pm »
well said above Sophia, and you have a positive attitude. Living in the role is full of discoveries and learning.

I think you are going to enjoy yourself outright  :)

Hugs

Cynthia -

Cynthia, Yes I have learned some great things living full time and I'm enjoying every second of this life. It's difficult to understand just a year ago I was in a dark place where I saw little chance of a future and now look, the world is a beautiful place to live!

Hugs girl,

Sophia
1968 Assigned male at birth with feminine mannerisms
1978 Dolls and dresses
1988 Experimental stage, limited makeup and clothes
1998 Denial continues, unsuccessfully tried living as a man
12-8-2018 time for a change....
2-21-2019 Started HRT
2-21-2020 One year HRT
2-21-2021 Two years HRT

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 06:38:37 pm »
Maddie, touch n go is when you land the airplane then advance the throttle and take off again during the landing roll, essentially it's a practice landing followed by an immediate take off!

Thank you for saying my name is pretty....I'm so excited my legal name change hearing is almost here (2 weeks)

Hugs girl,

Sophia
Thank you Sophia for explaining.  A friend of mine, who is a pilot, once told me that flyers are a definite type of people, who are like birds, and many grew up having dreams of flying.
Excited for your upcoming name change heaing.

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 09:10:40 am »
S I X Months today I took my 1st HRT pill. WOW! Can't believe how things have gone:


I'm more determined more than ever to see what changes are on the horizon after a year. It's been an incredible journey and I'm learning a lot about people along the way.

Take care,

Sophia

1968 Assigned male at birth with feminine mannerisms
1978 Dolls and dresses
1988 Experimental stage, limited makeup and clothes
1998 Denial continues, unsuccessfully tried living as a man
12-8-2018 time for a change....
2-21-2019 Started HRT
2-21-2020 One year HRT
2-21-2021 Two years HRT

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2019, 09:14:53 am »
Congrats on 6 months of E, looking good Sophia  :)

Cynthia -
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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2019, 10:59:36 am »
looking great for 6 mo, can't wait to see how you look at a year. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2019, 01:15:00 pm »
Thank you Cynthia! Been a heck of a ride, that's for sure!
1968 Assigned male at birth with feminine mannerisms
1978 Dolls and dresses
1988 Experimental stage, limited makeup and clothes
1998 Denial continues, unsuccessfully tried living as a man
12-8-2018 time for a change....
2-21-2019 Started HRT
2-21-2020 One year HRT
2-21-2021 Two years HRT

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2019, 01:31:51 pm »
@Sophiaprincess2019
Dear Sophia:
You are looking great and I love that great big smile on your face...
Of course every body reacts differently and at different speeds with HRT....   but for 6 months into your journey I think that the future bodes well for you.

Here on the forums is the right place to read about others journeys and you can get some ideas of what to possibly expect.  For some, HRT works more quickly with more significant results and for others it works more slowly with less significant results.   The thing that is required is PATIENCE... 
...our mindsets are usually "We all want it ALL and we want it NOW" but that is obviously not the case with transitioning.

Thanks for your report and for posting your terrific photo.
I will be eagerly looking for more of your updates as you feel comfortable sharing them.
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle

S I X Months today I took my 1st HRT pill. WOW! Can't believe how things have gone:


I'm more determined more than ever to see what changes are on the horizon after a year. It's been an incredible journey and I'm learning a lot about people along the way.

Take care,

Sophia
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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2019, 02:56:06 pm »
Congratulations on the six months of HRT!  You can tell it's going great by the big smile you are wearing.  You look great!
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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2019, 06:05:19 pm »
Hi Sophia
You look so happy in your photo, it is encouraging.
Congratulations for your progress, and thanks for the update

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2019, 04:51:41 am »
Congratulations Sophia on 6 Months HRT. Clearly you are making significant progress emotionally and physically.

I am so happy for you.

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2019, 11:01:09 am »
S I X Months today I took my 1st HRT pill. WOW! Can't believe how things have gone:
...

I'm more determined more than ever to see what changes are on the horizon after a year. It's been an incredible journey and I'm learning a lot about people along the way.

Take care,

Sophia
Congratulations, you look great.  All the best for the next 6 months and onward too

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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2019, 02:51:57 pm »
Hi Sophia,

Congratulations of the 6 month mark!! It's easy to see in your new avatar pic how happy you are, so the hormones are doing what they should be doing. Keep up the good work girl!!

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P.s. where did you get that top you're wearing? I really like it a lot!!  :)
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Re: Sophia's transition updates
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2019, 09:09:53 pm »
https://oi86.photobucket.com/albums/k110/Sophiaprincess2019/Robert%203-2019%20to%20Sophia%208-2019_zpsckdsmfo1.jpg

Here's a little before and after in the last 5 months. For some reason Photobucket won't allow me to insert this image directly. :(

Sophia
1968 Assigned male at birth with feminine mannerisms
1978 Dolls and dresses
1988 Experimental stage, limited makeup and clothes
1998 Denial continues, unsuccessfully tried living as a man
12-8-2018 time for a change....
2-21-2019 Started HRT
2-21-2020 One year HRT
2-21-2021 Two years HRT

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