…rather — maybe it’s more accurate to say that a LOT of mental health stuff was wrapped up in the physical part, in much more foundational and fundamental ways than
some of the more surprising ways things have changed have been purely mood-related —
- for one thing,
just nicer. now that i’m i’mnot miserable, i’mmore generous than iwas before, and iresent it less when ido things for other people. ilike kids way more! taking off the gendered pressure that iMust Want Children because Biology makes me a lot more patient and less existentially freaked out by them i’ma better feminist (see title). for pretty much my entire life ihad a really hard time wrapping my head around the idea that people actually like being women, or at least don’t mind it. it’s constrained my life in so many ways! but being out from under the crushing weight of expectation has made me less judgy about people ithink are doing it wrong, and more willing to see different perspectives, and less disgusted by — okay this is going to possibly sound bad, but — iwas pretty horrified by my own breasts and definitely that affected how ithought about other people.