Today I spoke with the insurance agent regarding my eligibility for insurance through my work! I finally reached my 90 days so I’m able to get company insurance, which means that as soon as it goes through I’m going to get in touch with an endocrinologist to discuss starting hormone replacement therapy. While I’d love to manage top surgery as well, just the ability to start hormones would be absolutely incredible. It feels as though I’ve been waiting forever but it’s truly only been a few months. I cannot wait for the opportunity to begin but I know I need to continue to exude patience with the process and enjoy the moments I’m experiencing as they come.
The insurance agent for my company wasn’t exactly positive about the benefits coverage regarding Gender Identity Disorder so he said he would make a few calls to find C out and then give me a call. I didn’t hear from him today so I hope that I will hear from him tomorrow, otherwise it’s going to be a long weekend. It’s amazing that it’s already here, the opportunity to start this process so soon. The process is already started, actually; I now have to wait for the next step of my journey. Said Ella Maillard, one of the twentieth century’s great travel writers, “The hardest part is getting to the station.”
I also decided I want to begin freelance writing to gain experience as a writer and for the supplemental income it will provide. While I’m not where I used to be, I think I still have the capability to piece words together in a somewhat coherent way, so hopefully someone will be willing to pay me to do so. Writing is something I’ve always wanted to do and with this age of the internet it’s so much easier to begin a career. While the market is somewhat saturated at this point, I’m hoping I will be able to establish some contacts and get paid for what I’m capable of doing. I’m not sure what will come out of it but I thought that I could at least start on it.
This blog is an excellent avenue for me to practice my writing skills again. I wasn’t quite sure what to write about this evening but I wanted to get a blog post up and update the few of you who read with that is going on in my transition. It’s not much but every single step counts for me. I’ve been working on maintaining a more positive attitude even though it’s not difficult to get exactly what I want when I want it. Typical alcoholic.
I’ve been questioning my involvement in the things with which I choose to spend my time lately. I want to be more mindful about how I spend the precious time I’ve been gifted, and I’d like to spend more of it reading and writing. I pulled a book from my shelf that I’ve been meaning to read for three years now: The Quest for Meaning by Tariq Ramadan. I’ve been questioning my existence again (as I always do) and I thought this book would be a good place to start. It was suggested to me in my Atheists, Believers, and Religious Debates class my senior year of college and it’s travelled with me from bookshelf to box to bookshelf during each move. I’m thrilled to finally start it.