Memories are priceless treasures that we can cherish forever in our hearts. They also enables us to continue on with our journey for whatever life has in store for us. Sometimes all it takes is one special person to help us look inside ourselves and find a whole different person that we never knew existed. Our eyes are suddenly opened to a world we never knew existed- a world where time is so precious and moments never seem to last long enough. Throughout this adventure, people will give you advice and insights on how to live your life but when it all comes down to it, you must always do what you feel is right.
Always follow your heart, and most importantly never have any regrets. Don't hold anything back.
Say what you want to say, and do what you want to do, because sometimes we don't get a second chance to say or do what we should have the first time around. It is often said that what doesn't kill you will make you stronger. It all depends on how one defines the word "strong" It can have different meanings to different people.
In this sense, "stronger" means looking back at the person you were and comparing it to the person you have become today. It also means looking deep into your soul and realizing that the person you are today couldn't exist if it weren't for the things that have happened in the past or for the people that you have met. The questions — about whether I've made the right decision, about how family, friends and colleagues have reacted to my coming out and how I've dealt with transphobia — are over.
Having lived and worked as female for two years, I've finally completed the Real Life Experience or, if you prefer, passed the Real Life Test as it's also been known. I thought I'd be jubilant, but leaving, I feel strangely indifferent. Perhaps this is because the referral represents a strange mid-point: I addressed the RLE's main challenges and became comfortable with my new reality so long ago that it seems surreal to link this official end to the sometimes fraught process of managing my social interactions; but 27 months after entering the pathway, I neither have a date for surgery nor any idea when I'll get one.
Before my first GIC appointment, I'd suspected that the RLE would constitute a box-ticking exercise, and began asking transsexual friends what boxes there were and how I could ensure they were ticked fastest. In practice, this involved little more than changing my name by deed poll and getting proof of when I starting working as female so my Test could begin from the date I provided. I thought that once I met my supervisors, we could work together on any serious problems with loved ones, health, housing or employment, but by the time I actually saw them, I'd handled them all myself.
I still suck at writing. But I like the process. It feeds my curiosity. But guess what, I have never stopped reading and practicing.
I love to share my imperfections. I can only become better with practice. I value the process. When we start to believe that we can do no wrong, we lose the edge that keeps us alert and open to new opportunities for growth. It rewards people who get things done.
MY LIFE'S JOURNEY IS ONLY A TEST Written and Edited by TONYA Y. BEST iUniverse, Inc. New York Bloomington MY LIFE'S JOURNEY IS ONLY A TEST. LIFE IS A JOURNEY | From the #MotivateUs stories collection. Some of these challenges will test our courage, strengths, weaknesses, and faith. Sometimes these obstacles are really blessings in disguise, only we don't realize that at the time. . My Friend Harry · Failure Isn't At Fault · Life Instructions · Your Choice.
Being perfect is not important, but getting the job done matters. Following through and finishing things is one of the most important things you can learn. It will only lead to self destructive behaviour.
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You would not be as strong as what we could have been. Elbert Hubbard once made a profound statement about the importance of not given up. Everyone has his burden but what counts is how you carry it. Sometimes, there are opportunities that are not really meant for you. Nothing made sense and I was scared, really scared. That weekend, we woke to a rainy Sunday. Write your favorites on your mirror.
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