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Title: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: BrandiYYC on March 30, 2018, 09:43:24 am
Hi everyone, just curious what you all think. Do you celebrate a birthday, other than the your actual birthday, for yourself? If so, which day do you use? The day you started living full time as your correct self? Not everyone has GRS, but for those that do do you use this day? The day you get a letter from your therapist? Any other special marker?
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Devlyn on March 30, 2018, 12:28:31 pm
I have a "new" birthday, but it's not trans related. May 4th, 1986, the day I quit drinking.  :)

Hugs, Devlyn
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Cassi on March 30, 2018, 12:38:34 pm
November 10th of each year!  Orah!

January 4, 2018 - 1st dose of HRT

December 31, 2016 - last cigarette

December 31 2080 - last beer :)
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Gertrude on March 30, 2018, 06:18:22 pm
Well, I was born February 26, but was due May 12. The  former is fine with me.


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Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: AnamethatstartswithE on March 30, 2018, 06:22:32 pm
For me it’s August 25 2015. Coming out to myself was a weeklong process, but that’s the day where I asked myself “so what do you want to take hormones and have a sex change operation?” And I realized that the answer was yes. I started hrt on August 22 of 2017, so maybe I can have a multi day type of event.
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Cassi on March 30, 2018, 06:28:31 pm
For me it’s August 25 2015. Coming out to myself was a weeklong process, but that’s the day where I asked myself “so what do you want to take hormones and have a sex change operation?” And I realized that the answer was yes. I started hrt on August 22 of 2017, so maybe I can have a multi day type of event.

Do what I do, tell everyone you have multi-personalities and that covers the birthdays.  Now, getting people to give you presents on all the different days is a little more difficult but easier than switching religions for holiday gifts :)
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: AnamethatstartswithE on March 30, 2018, 06:52:44 pm
Do what I do, tell everyone you have multi-personalities and that covers the birthdays.  Now, getting people to give you presents on all the different days is a little more difficult but easier than switching religions for holiday gifts :)

I was thinking of making it a multi day holiday like Holy Week or Hanukkah.
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Cassi on March 30, 2018, 07:30:15 pm
I was thinking of making it a multi day holiday like Holy Week or Hanukkah.

Problem is with that you have to switch back and forth :)
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: BrandiYYC on March 31, 2018, 12:23:47 pm
I have a "new" birthday, but it's not trans related. May 4th, 1986, the day I quit drinking.  :)

Hugs, Devlyn

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: BrandiYYC on March 31, 2018, 12:25:15 pm
December 31 2080 - last beer :)

I like your style!
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: DenizAYDIN on April 01, 2018, 06:37:57 pm
i always feel sad on my birthdays so i decide forget my birthday and celebrate "New me" birthday April 1 2018 first day of HRT
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Cassi on April 01, 2018, 07:11:57 pm
i always feel sad on my birthdays so i decide forget my birthday and celebrate "New me" birthday April 1 2018 first day of HRT

Not sure on how to put this but:

Happy Birthday!
Congratulations on beginning your journey!
Welcome To Susan's Place!

Let me be the "unofficially" first person to welcome you here.  I came to Susan's pretty confused and ignorant of many things last December.  For the most part, I have found caring, friendly, and awesome people here.

One of the "Official" folks will be along shortly to both welcome you and point you to a few links.

Cassi
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: DenizAYDIN on April 02, 2018, 07:04:33 am
Not sure on how to put this but:

Happy Birthday!
Congratulations on beginning your journey!
Welcome To Susan's Place!

Let me be the "unofficially" first person to welcome you here.  I came to Susan's pretty confused and ignorant of many things last December.  For the most part, I have found caring, friendly, and awesome people here.

One of the "Official" folks will be along shortly to both welcome you and point you to a few links.

Cassi


Thank you for this nice words
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Sarah_P on April 02, 2018, 05:51:57 pm
I started hrt not long after my birthday (7/8, 7/17), so I wouldn't count it as a second b-day. Maybe the day I went full-time (1/24).
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: epvanbeveren on April 03, 2018, 12:15:52 am
First of let me start with saying that anyone of us who is trans, is so, regardless of "where" in his or her transition. No one is more or less trans.

Having said this, each on of us is unique and has different ways of dysphoria. For myself my GRS was so emotional and life saving that I do consider this my re-birth. So October 4, 2017 is my new birthday.

Other dates are also important, like when I came out or started HRT, but they did not have such a great emotional impact as my GRS. Again, having or not having GRS doesn't make any of us more or less.

Hugs, Erin
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Melanie Jean on April 03, 2018, 03:14:34 am
Jan 19, 2018 - new birthday!

Does this mean I’ll get carded for the next 20-years + 10 months...

One can dream. :P

Love to all.

~Melanie
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: BrandiYYC on April 06, 2018, 07:44:27 pm
Jan 19, 2018 - new birthday!

Does this mean I’ll get carded for the next 20-years + 10 months...

One can dream. :P

Love to all.

~Melanie

Congratulations Melanie!

I am happy with my true birthday, but I am leaning towards the day I told my wife that I was transgender. Every since that day my life has been getting progressively better and I am lucky that my family is sticking with me and fully supporting me.
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Eryn T on April 30, 2018, 11:44:05 pm
Hi everyone, just curious what you all think. Do you celebrate a birthday, other than the your actual birthday, for yourself? If so, which day do you use? The day you started living full time as your correct self? Not everyone has GRS, but for those that do do you use this day? The day you get a letter from your therapist? Any other special marker?

This is a really cool idea, Brandi! I totally had not thought of it.

I haven't done anything major yet, so I might not be 'born', but I consider April 1st(Easter Sunday) when I changed the path I walk in life; I started to become a new person on that day, so I think that is what I would celebrate as my birthday.
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: KathyLauren on May 06, 2018, 07:53:32 pm
I have three:

2016-06-22 Came out to my wife.
2017-01-20 Started HRT.
2017-04-20 Went full-time.

The full-time one is the main one I celebrate.  We even went out to dinner to celebrate it this year.
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Stevie on May 06, 2018, 08:04:12 pm
 The day I corrected my name and gender Nov 5th 2015.
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Donna on May 06, 2018, 10:44:26 pm
I have 4 dates
The day I was born December  9 1955
The day I was cancer free March 7 2007
The day I became Donna full time March 1 2018
The fourth is the day I’m finished with my processes ?
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Susan H on July 05, 2018, 10:05:35 am
I don't remember days, or even months; but I started transitioning in the summer of 1976, went full time in 1978, but I didn't start HRT until 1989.
Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: Mari P on August 07, 2018, 10:05:29 am
Absolutely yes. I have my day of conception (when I finally realized who I am), my name & gender court date,  and when the day finally arrives,  my GCS date. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180807/912b5c046377c73862bdfcfe48968cb6.jpg)

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Title: Re: Your "New You" Birthday
Post by: abcdq96 on August 07, 2018, 04:38:50 pm
I celebrate the day I started testosterone, October 18, 2012. I call it T Day and go out to dinner and spend time with friends/chosen family :)