Oh, and hormones!
I have just recently upped my dosages. I'm taking anti androgens and estrogen.
The progress is slow in some ways, but fast in others!
My fat distribution changed pretty rapidly. Unfortunately, that's led to a lot of broken pants... my pants all ripped in between the thighs and one of them ripped from the middle all around the butt! I can't make this up!
I hope that my friend's sewing machine works for my pants... if not, I guess I have enough dresses and other stuff to wear until I figure that out?
My skin has also become super soft, and also more sensitive so I have to moisturize every day now. Also, my facial features have softened due to the fat redistribution, and it's cleared up so much and evened out! Stubble has calmed down a lot, it's thinner by quite a bit, and I barely grow body hair anymore, so that's pretty convenient. My hairline has gotten just a little lower, and my chest has yet to grow at all. I get a good amount of growing pains during the night and morning too, mostly around the hips.
Emotionally, there's definitely been a shift. I'm still exactly the same person, but now I can feel a lot more. Which, considering how much I used to feel, is basically like saying I have a normal amount of feelings now. I definitely have some more... feminine tendencies of thought. I always have, but they're more pronounced now. I tend to think a little more with emotions here and there. I don't ever forgo logic of course. Rather, I see it as a balance between logic and reason, where the compassionate aspect comes out in body language and word choice, and the logical aspect comes in the goals and methods behind what I do.
I also am starting to notice things that used to be ambiguous to me. Things like when someone isn't listening to someone else, or when someone is getting bored, or when what someone is saying is going right over someone's head. I can just kind of tell more. It's helped me adjust the last few kinks in my ability to talk to people.
My peripheral vision has improved a lot - and thankfully so! I was worried cause I had tunnel visioned so much, I may not have been able to do art well without a lot more training than usual! Being able to see your composition subliminally is super meaningful.
I don't know, in general I'm just more feminine. Bodywise there's a lot yet to go, but I think I'll be good. I will get facial feminization surgery at some point in the farther future, and that's about all I think I will get. My voice can remain weirdly low, hehe.
Anyway, I am super sleepy sloops. Feel free to post what you want ,I will read it but I will go to sleep directly after!