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A long time coming

Hello Livejournal! I've not seen you for an awful long time. To be honest, I've kind of become a bit addicted to Facebook. I know. I'm sorry, I'm a bad, bad person.

Anyway, the reason I've come back here today is to make an announcement. And then I'll probably go away again for a while. We'll see.

However, suffice it to say, I have been, since February, transitioning to being the woman I have, in retrospect, always been. I have been referred to the Gender Identity Clinic - although I don't know when I will actually get to see them. In the meantime, I am living as a woman. I'm not quite full time - I still work as Stephen but it's a temp job which ends in a fortnight and, once that's finished, I will not be Stephen anymore.

Obviously, this has not been an easy decision to make, by any stretch of the imagination, not least because of the effect it is having on C and M. They are both being utterly wonderful and totally supportive - as is everyone else who I have told, for which I am truly grateful. It is a rare and special opportunity to discover exactly how good your friends actually are. Anyway, please, while you are supporting me, don't forget C and M. This is something I have to do for my own peace of mind and happiness, but it is something that is being forced upon them.

So - what's happening? As I said, in a fortnight, I will be starting to live full time as Ellen, which will involve getting my name changed legally and doing all the stuff that's involved there (informing the tax people, new driving licence and the like). I need to find a job - The interview I had last week was the first one where I presented as Ellen - but obviously I need to keep searching. At some point - I'm assuming that it will be sometime in 2016 and hoping that it will be no later than that - I will get started on hormones. After that, who knows? It's all still somewhat up in the air.

I think that's about all for the moment - if you've got any questions, please feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer them if I can.

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ninshubur
Sep. 14th, 2015 10:10 am (UTC)
Good luck for your journey!
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