I’ve been on T for 3 months and 5 days. I’m feeling pretty good. I’ve been kicking butt in my online classes, and right now I have a 3.66 GPA for this semester. In 3 online classes. Hello there, Blake, look what happens when you get in a good place.
I have been studying my butt off. I got a 4.0 last semester, and my GPA at the college is a 3.0 which is exactly what I needed to get into Middlesex. I’ve applied, and sent off my writing portfolio, along with my personal statement and a resume. I’m waiting on my reference from my English professor. She told me that I would be a good candidate and that she has no problem doing my reference because I was one of her best students.
Which has been a pretty common story among my professors. I am the only open transgender person on my college campus. If I stay, they want me to start running trans* panels and the like, and getting some education for people. I told them I would think about it, because I am kicking butt in school, and that obviously needs to continue. Plus, I have no problems being trans* and being openly trans*, but I do not want to put myself into bad situations, or potentially bad situations.
I’ve had random people ask me, are you the trans* kid? Well, yes, I am. Just here to get my books, or take a break at the gazebo before class. Like, every time I go into the advising centre, I’m asked if I’m the trans* kid, and why I haven’t legally changed my name/gender yet. Are you going to pay the 300 dollars for me to do it? Then I’ll change it when I can change it.
So besides kicking butt in school, I’ve been working on a novel about a trans kid. I started it in November, then finals hit, and then I started spring classes. Then I started dating Theo, got sick, and now I’m editing it/redoing it. Several people have asked me to write about trans kids and I thought, yeah, we’re pretty shunned in literature. It would have been nice to read about a kid like me when I was in high school instead of a late night showing of Boys Don’t Cry.
I’ve also written a few articles, and they’re out there on the internet, which I think is pretty cool. I’m currently writing another one about being trans* but not out in high school. So when it is put up, I’ll post it here.
Also, here is the latest video. Check out the changes in my voice. I recorded it yesterday. I’m going to try to do a video on Monday when I take my shot, because I think it would be fun to document.
Last Monday was interesting because in the history of me doing shots, it was the first one I did at home. I have always done them at my friends house, or the one time I did it at my Grandma’s house. My bathroom is not very well-suited for them, and here is why. We have this little bathroom room where just the toilet is, and then a door, and then outside of the door is the rest of the bathroom, with the shower and the counter. I have to set up shop on the counter, and because I inject into my thigh, clean off my leg, and grab my needle, then go sit on the toilet, and then leave all the supplies on the counter. After, I have to not let gravity win as I try to get a band-aid on there.
So yeah, doing it at my friends house is easier. Plus my parents refer to Mondays as T Day and my Dad gets awkward about it. I also get more anxious on Sundays, as my cycle is going, and then on Monday nights I’m energetic and usually go running.
Anyway, that’s all for now.