Felt OK about my appearance for the first time…

According to my plan – I was supposed to come out at work yesterday. I did it a couple of weeks ago, kind of on the spur of the moment.

It is incredible that just 7 weeks ago – I was sat in Natalie, the HR Manager’s, room, terrified at what I had to tell her; all about my other life.

It is incredible how much my life has changed.

I’m now completely out. My children know and have met me. I’ve given up my wig. I’m getting lots of advice from the many women around me. I’ve made new friendships.

She and I decided to go out for a drink to celebrate. I put on a new top that I’d bought, did my hair as best I can and did my makeup slightly differently. Somehow I felt happy with the result. I walked into the pub (wearing a new pair of shoes) feeling unusually confident.

Towards the end of the night, Natalie took a few pictures of me, but this one seemed to really capture me. Somehow it feels more imperfect than some of my other pics, but it is authentic & I look OK.

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I know that as time goes by I’m only going to look better and feel more confident.