I suppose it is about time that I wrote again. I took some time off from blogging for a bit to rearrange the whirl of thoughts in my head. So much has happened in the last two weeks but not a whole bunch of big stuff. It seems like one of the periods of time where time has lapsed but doesn’t really feel like it. My days have blended together to become a blur, almost indistinguishable from the next. Let’s start with the big thing first and work our way down, shall we?
I guess the biggest thing is that Amber and I broke up about 2 1/2 weeks ago… Coming home to a house devoid of another human presence was rough the first few days but I’m getting used to it. All of the critters have stayed with me, so I had them to help buffer me through the first few days. The animals are adjusting as well. Piper still gets to visit Amber and Xander gets to see her when she stops by. I think the other critters around the house don’t really mind all that much. They just want someone to feed them and let them out to run around the house… We’re still good friends – that was something we promised each other in the event that we would ever break it off. I’m glad that there is still the friendship. After all, Amber was the one who helped me come out of my shell and helped support me while I was deciding whether or not I wanted to transition.
Something that seems rather bizarre to me throughout all of this is that my family seems to finally be fully accepting my transition. Almost as if they thought that Amber was pressuring me into it. Hell, my mom even asked me if “I was going to keep doing this other thing” when I was talking to her during a weekly chat and telling her about the break up. Just told her that yes, I am and nothing is going to change that. Maybe that’s what she needed to hear all along…
I’ve noticed that some things have changed for me as well. I definitely don’t eat as much – hell, sometimes I even forget to eat dinner and then look at the clock to see that it’s already time for bed. With that side effect, I’ve found that I’ve lost some weight. I can actually pull my jeans fairly easily off my ass with the button and zipper still done up. Had to cinch my belt in another notch… And no, I don’t think this is all due to me forgetting to eat recently. Before we broke up, I was noticing that my jeans seemed to be getting a little baggier. This just seemed to help push things along a little more. The dog and I go for more frequent walks now too.
I’m still working on changing everything to my not-so-new-now name. Finally called my doctor’s office and changed the name there and called Strohecker’s Pharmacy to change it there as well. Both places were exceptionally easy, although I admit that I had only changed the records there mainly because I needed a refill of my testosterone. I think the only places I have to change my name now are at the credit card companies. Have the form for one of them and the other I actually need to go into a branch office to change it. Oh, and I need to change my name with the apartment complex… I’ll get everything changed over eventually.
I also recently obtained a new camera, technically my first digital camera. Got an Olympus Stylus on sale and it is nice. Haven’t tried out the video feature yet but I will soon. The camera that was here was Amber’s so I needed to get my own camera to record video updates. I will record a new video in the next few days to update my youtube account.
Anyways, I think that is about it for the moment. However my thought processes are a little fuzzy and ADD at the moment due to the fact that I actually drank some alcohol tonight. Just felt like a good night for it. If there’s anything I missed, I’ll write another blog post about later. I am always looking for thoughts on future post topics. I feel like I neglect things here sometimes from a lack of things to write about. Please drop me a line or a comment with any thoughts you have. Thanks!