I was in my metal mood today and was listening to My Curse by Killswitch Engage and I got to thinking that at one point being transgender was my curse. These days I've come to embrace being transgender and after 20 years of negativity associated with it I now view it as a blessing. In hindsight enduring that negativity for so long (even longer for some of you ladies) isn't necessarily worth it. The fact is however, that this is something hardwired into our very identity and we're forced to live with it. We can either let it control us and drive us into madness or learn to turn a negative into a positive.
Personally, I feel liberated; I can be myself at all times. I've developed thicker skin through transition and become a stronger person because of it. I actually care about what I'm wearing, I absolutely love getting all girly with makeup, nails etc, I can actually talk to women now and not just for trying to get a date, and just overall I get to experience the world differently than most people can begin to imagine. My life was ok as a guy, but much of what was leaving me confused and lost has fallen into perspective now that I'm transitioning. I get to look forward to living the rest of my life as a woman and that just feels right and makes me happy. Yes, it was painful in the past and there are many challenges going forward, but I now consider being transgender a blessing.
Does anyone else feel that being transgender is a blessing or is it just trying to make the best of a bad situation?