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  • Spearmint
    Feb 25, 2024

    ahh missed your cake day ;-; hope it was a great one, Atticus!!

  • apparently 4 days is the maximum amount of time I can spend in my parents' house without feeling godawful

  • OrabellaAvenue
    Dec 23, 2023

    I never knew you haha but happy birthday!!

  • Confession: Sometimes I look at my boyfriend and go “Whoa, he’s cute, I kinda have a crush on him” and then remember we’re dating and get really excited hehe

    Stringbean that is the sweetest thing ever oh my gosh XD
    Apr 4, 2023

    Quillfeather This was the most wholesome thing about love I have ever heard and I needed to hear that so much
    Apr 4, 2023

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  • Spoiler! :
    y’all ever be so hyper independent you insist on doing everything yourself but then get upset at your partner bc they’re not doing an equal share of the work even tho you’re self-aware enough to know that they are in fact more than willing to do things for you but you can’t let them bc anxiety is manifesting as control freak/perfectionism today? asking for a friend…

    BluesClues oops relatable content <3
    Mar 5, 2023

  • BluesClues
    Feb 23, 2023

    Happy cake day!! <3

  • IcyFlame
    Feb 23, 2023

    Happy Cake Day!

  • In honor of my cake day, here's a little life update for y'all. It's unfortunate I don't often find time to get on here, cause I miss you guys a lot. I'm a lot more active on Discord, so if you wanna stay connected PM me for my Discord.

    Anyways, quite a bit's happened that not everyone here knows about:
    Spoiler! :

    [list][*]I'm five weeks on testosterone as of yesterday. I can already feel a lot of changes. Emotionally, I'm a lot more like cis men, which obviously has downsides but on the whole is very affirming. My muscle mass has gone up a bit even though I don't work out a whole lot anymore. My jawline's sharper, and the skin on my face is getting coarser (a precursor to facial hair). And most noticeably, my voice is dropping slowly but surely. I was able to sing the baseline of a hymn last week, which was incredibly affirming.
    [*]I exist in college as a trans man, although I'm primarily stealth. Six years ago, I was deep in denial and held transphobic and homophobic views I'm not proud of. Now, I'm learning to reject dogma and embrace humanity, and I'm so much happier for it.
    [*]I started dating someone! It's my first "real" relationship, but it feels more comfortable and natural than I imagined possible. He's kinder, gentler, smarter, and stronger than I could have possibly expected from a partner. We share a lot of important values and communicate well, and I'm excited for what's in store for us :)
    [*]I'm in my second semester of college as a bioengineering major. First semester was a little challenging, but I managed pretty well in an 18-credit semester. This semester, I'm getting hit with three weed-out classes, so pray for my GPA lol. I graduated high school with straight A's and a 4.4 weighted GPA, so learning to accept Bs and Cs is hard for me. I'm working on accepting that it's not a measure of how smart and capable I am and that it's okay and normal to not ace all of my courses.
    [*]I'm learning a lot about myself in this new environment. Apparently some of my behaviors are indicative of ADHD, anxiety, perhaps OCD. Also, I have a lot more religious trauma than I thought. I had no idea most of these behaviors were well out of the ordinary. It's hard to realize a lot of what you were taught as a kid isn't normal, or true. It's even harder to question everything you believed in, but I'm grateful for the ways it's growing me.

    Stringbean I'm so happy for you!!! Sounds like you're going through a ton of personal growth and great new expereinces. Best of luck with everything!! <333
    Feb 23, 2023

    BluesClues I'm so happy to hear from you, and I'm so happy it's going well overall even if there are some difficult things and tough realizations in there <333
    Feb 23, 2023

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  • starbean
    Feb 22, 2023

    Happy cake day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fatherfig
    Feb 22, 2023

    Happy cake day

  • Dossereana
    Feb 22, 2023

    Happy Cake Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We Love Having You On YWS :D

  • Just over a week on testosterone and I’m already noticing some changes, wow.

    Starve Man, I hope it's for naturally low T and not for bodybuilding purposes!
    Jan 26, 2023

    Corvid That’s awesome! Congrats, wishing you nothing but the best!
    Jan 26, 2023

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  • dissonance
    Dec 22, 2022

    happy birthday dude! hope you’re well.

    Atticus thank you!
    Dec 22, 2022

  • winterwolf0100
    Dec 22, 2022

    Happy birthdayyy!!!

    Atticus thank youu <3
    Dec 22, 2022

  • Hey! Happy birthday! December birthdays are the best ~ !! :D

    Atticus haha I agree! Thank you!
    Dec 22, 2022

Be steadfast as a tower that doth not bend its stately summit to the tempest’s shock.
— Dante Alighieri