|New Year's toast with roommate.|
Mostly I’m just trying to get use to being full-time, it's a very drastic change when it first happens and it's something I’m trying to adjust to but with that I’ve never been happier!
Also my Aunt, who came out as transgender when I was young. I always envied her courage and strength of what it took to come out at a much harder time then the present. Her coming out also helped later a great deal when my time came, as this was something one side of my family had already gone through.
I know in a lot of places here it's still hard to change your gender on your birth certificate as well as many other things. I think there are many more improvements that can be made for trans women, and women in general in this country and hope to one day see them happen in my time.
|Celebrating her name change with friends.|
After I came out I did not lose one friend or family member in my life and for that I am very grateful, as it's helped me along the way during my transition in the good times and bad.
It may be hard, scratch that, it will be hard but in the end you'll receive happiness unlike anything you've ever felt and at the end you'll thank yourself and never look back!
Monika: What is your next step in the present time and where do you see yourself within the next 5-7 years?
In 5-7 years, I hope be living this new life I’ve made for myself to the fullest and hope to be giving back and helping others who are starting to go through their own process like I did before them.