Cutting to the chase, I wrote about the brief glimpse I saw of myself in a restroom mirror. Instead of recoiling in horror, I made the quick gender judgement of "woman." (Without thinking)
One comment in particular made me feel so good, because it comes from a cis woman friend I have known for years and used to chill out with occasionally. Aimee wrote:
"I am so happy for you! I think that you could give me some lessons on female self-confidence. And I think THAT is fantastic! "
Little do you know Aimee, I got plenty of lessons from you :).
I am adding a couple more comments which seem to fit:
As Connie always has said, "Your best fashion accessory is a smile!" and as Paula Goodwin said:
How ironic is it we go to all this trouble to discover less is truly more in the makeup department.