Lovely Deb Weller left a comment to my last post that got me thinking and led to this post.
I am drawn to choosing a date for making my transition public; a formal point of ‘no return’. But when?
I had written before about being out ‘to many’ by the Transgender day of Visibility 2017. That would be 9 months or so from now and I would have been on hormones for 15 months. By that time, I guess they will have given me whatever I am to get boob wise. I also need time for electrolysis to make an impact.
But coming out on my birthday is also attractive. September 20 2017 is when I would be starting my 70th year of life, but that feels much too far away. 21st December 2016 would mark a year on hormones and is the winter solstice, but is real near Christmas.. And September this year feels a bit close, being 4 months away. It does have its attractions though; as we move into winter, clothes start to include boots and jumpers and scarves, all comfortably easy on the eye when worn by an emerging trans woman.
But in the end, I must take into account the wishes of my sweet wife as this action impacts her maybe more than me. I do have in mind next March and probably the equinox (spot a pattern?) as allowing sufficient time for folk to ‘get used to my changed appearance’, and will take a leaf out of Deb’s strategy and be increasingly female dressed and bejewelled. I am some way there already.
Thanks for the input Deb.