My partner Liz and I crossed another milestone recently when she secured a time for her first Covid vaccine. Her date is coming up Monday.
When she completes both of her vaccinations, it means we are a giant step closer to being able to venture out again in the public’s eye. Most importantly to me, I will have the chance to see my daughter and three grandkids again.
Also, I will have the opportunity to interact with the public as a transgender woman. Looking ahead, I wonder how many lessons I will have to relearn, if any. Interestingly, Liz has been indicating she wants to “experiment” with my hair and make up, which she has never dome in our past. In her past, she dabbled in being an Avon cosmetic person and I have settled into a real makeup routine which may need some updating. Truthfully, my “routine” has become wearing less and less makeup. I still rely on my nightly skin care routine and exfoliation when I shave to get me by. Of course now makeup is less important when a mask covers a significant part of your face anyhow.
My problem is too that in my quest to be a “natural” woman, I have a tendency to revert back to looking more like my old male self. Even though a feminized version due to the hormone replacement therapy I have been on.
As always I have set my expectations too high as far when we can begin to rejoin society again.
I am sure I will experience no major lifestyle changes. I just want to return to somewhat the same existence I enjoyed before. You notice I wrote “somewhat.”