So, that happened.
Nine months of radio silence aside, I AM NOT DEAD. Very much the opposite, in fact. Breathing and working and doing the full-time living-as-a-guy thing, which is quite a bit easier to do when you relocate to a state where almost everyone you meet doesn’t know you.
I’ve held off blogging for a number of reasons, but here’s the basic set:
1. Laziness. Because yeah.
2. I’ve been busy as all fuck.
3. For most of those nine months I had nothing to blog about, because I was making no major strides with transitioning, and that was incredibly depressing and unmotivating.
Despite the extended absence, my stats counter shows I’m still getting anywhere between seven and ten views a day. So, uh, loyal stalkers, I fear and salute you! Unless you’re advertising bots, in which case you should go talk to Cleverbot, because seriously, zi has opinions.
I’m sitting at work right now, waiting for my housemate to come pick me up because I left my bus pass at home like a functional and intelligent human being, so this is just going to be a quickie update. But here’s why I decided to start blogging again, in a nutshell:
There has been progress in my transition.
Like, actual progress.
The bare bones elevator-pitch account goes like this:
1. I’ve been seeing a gender-therapist for the last two months, and I have SO MANY ISSUES ABOUT THAT. I WILL DISCUSS THEM AT LENGTH.
2. I got signed up with the Lyon-Martin Health Services Clinic in San Francisco, which is an organization that specializes in healthcare for queer women and trans* people.
3. I’m going to be starting testosterone in a week, if my blood test results come back clean and healthy. (I had the test last week).
4. My housemate will be having top-surgery August 1st.
So, you can expect some catching up in the next few weeks as I get into all of that. I’m also thinking of picking up a channel on YouTube to document some of this, as that’s what all the cool kids are doing nowadays. And I think it would be worthwhile for both a) keeping a record for myself, to help me chart my own changes, and b) creating more trans* visibility, if I may be very pretentious for a moment.
And we’ll take it from there.