One year on HRT? Doesn't seem to sum it up. One year - feels more like a rebirth and half a lifetime. HRT - I see the trends in my hormone levels... the medications, pharmacies, offices, and blood labs.. I see the changes in my body measurements, but that doesn't begin to explain the change between who I was a year ago, and who I am today.
At this point, I no longer hide who I am. I've learned to love myself, and love others more, in turn. I'm thankful to not have been a victim of overt transphobia or violence. I've learned that living my best life is often the best way to stand against transphobia. And I have such an amazing life.
I celebrated my one-year hormoneversary, and I'm so deeply grateful. To my fellow trans people, I highly recommend celebrating your hormoneversary. For me, it brought a huge sense of accomplishment, meaning, and pride. Being trans is hard enough - why not have two birthdays?