My birthday is the 18th, but this past Friday I was able to celebrate it with a large group of friends. Moving to a new town where I knew no one during the early days of my transition was very difficult. After spending the first 5 months of that time building my confidence to venture out and make connections.. I declared 2016 to be the year of Ari. I began going to meetups to find people I could connect with. 3+ years later and I am able to fill a cidery bar with an amazingly beautiful variety of friends that I could only imagine the day I moved so long ago. To my friends, I love you all! Thank you for the joy you all bring to this girl. To those afraid to venture into a scary new change.. you really can, just don’t do it alone for too long! #girlslikeus #transvengers #blondehair #pinkpeekaboohighlights #peekaboohighlights #girlswithglasses #lgbtq🌈 #happypridemonth🌈 #happypride🌈 #friendsforlife #friendship

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