Transition experiences: At our anniversary dinner, the server first called us gals, then later called me sir.
Emotional: The huge, happy news is that I have a new job! It is such a relief to have that sorted out. It feels like a huge stone has been removed from on top of me that had been slowly squeezing the breath out of me as I waited to be fired or laid off at my old job. I resigned my old job last Thursday, and as is customary when you shift to a competitor I was escorted out of the building that very day by my old boss who gave me a big hug.
The new job is a tremendous fit for me and I’m very, very excited to start work at a place that wants me and values my skills. I’m also thrilled and humbled to be working on a web property where if we make things more efficient by one second, that adds up to 7.9 years of people-time saved a month.
The home life is still a morass but things are starting to look up. My wife signed a lease on an apartment last week and picked up the keys on Sunday. For someone who’s supposed to be moving, she’s only packed half of two boxes. I completely rearranged and sorted the garage so she has a staging area for her stuff. I can tell already that I’ll be helping her move and pack some stuff.
After three weeks of delay, she finally responded to the first draft of our divorce paperwork, so now my new goal is to get us filed by the end of this month. So much for getting divorced by the end of the year. These delays are really starting to get on my nerves, as they put off my transition.
I had considered staring my new job as myself, but have decided to put that on hold because it would be too much change for my kids. With their mom moving out, me starting a new job and figuring out a new schedule, being me feels like it will be too much for them to deal with now. Plus, I want all of us to be in our new routines so that when I do transition, I can focus on just that and not a bunch of stuff at once.
Last week was also our ten-year wedding anniversary, and we went out to dinner and it ended in tears for me. Lots of feels there.
On the whole, while my wife’s imminent move is tugging at my heartstrings here and there, relief is in sight for the negativity our relationship is generating for both of us and the new job has put me in good spirits.
Physical: My boobs are back to being mildly achy and tender.
Weight: 174 lbs.
Dose: 6 mg/day estradiol via tablets
[Looking for detailed information about male to female hormone replacement therapy dosing and effects? Read my Brief Overview of Feminizing Hormones post. You might also be interested in The Transwoman’s Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Tracking Chart I created.]