Hi Dianna, Michelle and Dee Ann,
Ohhh, where do I start, so much has happened and almost all of it is so wonderful I really have to pinch myself in order to believe it is real!! As of March 31st, 2022, I am now working full time as a transgender woman at the security desk of a busy government office. The entire building staff, over 500 people with 95% being womwn, are aware and fully support me and my journey. My signature at work is now “Lauren, She, Her, Hers”.
I have been told by the ladies themselves that “You’re a lady now so use the lady’s room”. I will no longer be allowed in the men’s room. 🙂
All week long prior to the actual day people were telling me they had so much anticipation it was hard to wait. I arrived at work fully dressed and made up as the woman I now am and was greeted with welcoming arms, tears of joy and lots of hugs – nice to have that again after covid! Throughout the day I received congratulating emails, phone calls, lovely cards and wonderful gifts, offers to take me shopping, buy me manicures, had my lunch and coffee paid for. There were transgender flags to hand out to everybody, transgender balloons and so many flowers that it looked like a florist shop at my desk. On the evening prior to the 31st I went in to a local nail salon and had my nails done, gels over my own long nails, two accent nails with the transgender flag colors and the rest done in what she called ‘stiletto red’. WOW, do they ever POP!! To top that off, when she was finished she gave me the biggest hug and told me they were her gift to me!! We both started to cry!
So now I have to get used to applying my full makeup every workday morning, so far I’ve managed to get it done in about 40 minutes and then get dressed. I found an amazing mascara and have decided false lashes are reserved for special occasions and have been moved to the back of the makeup drawer. Still fine tuning foundation/primer and what eyeliner works best. Lip colors are where it’s fun, I have so many now that I can wear a different color for each day of the week! 🙂
My outfit is a pair of black high wasted yoga style pants that fit snug but gently flare below the knees, my white uniform shirt over a pretty camisole, a very nice long black cardigan with pockets and buttons on the cuffs, and so far wearing a pair of black 2 inch peep toe pumps with a pair of more comfy black loafers as a backup.
So that’s what’s been happening and it has been wonderful, tomorrow is Monday and my first full week as a woman at my workplace. Yesterday I met with a lady who is looking for a roommate for her condo, her daughter works with me and told her mom about me, she was totally fine with it being a transgender woman and wanted to meet me – as a woman. So yesterday we met and she showed me around her/our place and the complex, showed my bedroom and bathroom, talked for several hours, and she fully expects me to live with her as the new woman I am and says how important it is to be true to who you truly are!!
So my new life as a woman has snow started, and there’s a great big adventure ahead of me that is waiting to be explored!!
I will be posting some new pictures as soon as I can get them all off my phone, and will definitely be keeping you and all of our TgH sisters updated!!
Lots of love,