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January Updates – Part 2

Well, true to form, I did what I said I would.

Last November, I handed in my notice at work. I ignored the fixed notice period and said I’d work til the end of the year, which was a bit more than required. Due to acquired leave, my last working day was Christmas Eve.

So I spent Christmas with my parents, and went up to London for the New Year… travelled on the 30th as usual, so I’d have plenty of time to get ready to go out. The difference this time is… I didn’t go back. Nope, I am now living at Mornington Crescent near Camden Town, and I am now Siobhán full time. This is not to say I’ve not been back at all since… I still own the old house and all that’s in it… I want to move at least the expensive stuff (TV, PC, lounge suite etc) up here, and get rid of what I don’t want…

So I went down for a few days to collect some, and visit the parents. They know, and they support me, but… they do not approve even slightly.

Anyway, this week… I got my ears pierced for the first time, I got my name changed legally, so now I am Siobhán (though not Taylor in rl), and I’ve made a start getting my bank and medical records moved. Tax records will follow but since I am unemployed, I guess that’s a minor thing.

I saw my new GP today; a lovely woman called Emma. She admitted up front she knows very little bout transgender issues (except the obvious), but she seems very eager to learn and be supportive. I say “Yay!”

Anyways, most of my friends are staying in tonight as there is a game tomorrow.  I used to be into RPGs, so my friends are those folks… Now I’m not, it’s awkward when they have something on and I do not. So… I am finding my own fun tonight. God help me!

Someone entertain me… fast…



Snow = Fail!

Every day this week, or at least every one I was supposed to, I got into work.

Monday I was in London following a visit with friends and so had a day of leave. On seeing the scene outside, I called work to let them know I was there and may not get into work for Tuesday. However, later on I pulled on my shoes (I hadn’t brought any boots) and trekked off to the nearest railway station to begin my journey. The city was white, but roads were mostly clear – if slushy – and I was thinking that when I was young, they wouldn’t have cancelled everything like this. I got home later than planned, but the journey wasn’t too bad.

Tuesday the snow hit here. I was up at 6am, and at 7:15 was out to get the first bus. It was snowing, but light. The roads worked, though not well enough for my bike. I got to work only 15 minutes late, much to the surprise of colleagues and bosses alike. Living where I do, they had not expected me in at all. They sent me home 2 hours later in case bus services were cancelled and I was stranded. They were, and I was… It took trains and taxis to get me home.

Wednesday was bad too, the roads worked, but at 7:15 in the morning the ice was too much to cope with. I called work and told them I’d be late. Still, I got in. The weather cleared later, and so it was almost a full day and I came home normally.

And then today… Looking outside it doesn’t seem as bad as the other days, but I guess when it starts early… Anyway, I waited patiently at the bus stop over half an hour for nothing. Then someone told me they were cancelled. I came home to check. The website says they are running, the people on the phone don’t know. In any case, I can see the stop from my window and no buses have passed since – at least, none I can use.

So much for snow!

First Post

First Post of 2009 and what a start we’ve had. Temperatures plumit, work is busier and more stressful than ever – more on that later – and I miss Freya. Sure, I’ve played on the grid, but what substitute is there for just being with the one you love most?

Freya was suffering with flu over the holiday, so that, added to her general burnout over SL, need to make a living in RL, and Eve-Online mean I’ve not seen much of her for a while. It doesn’t help my mood much, but I hope she gets well soon.

For me, Eve has just been bleh for a while. I’m at the stage of considering my subscription. It can be fun and I have a few friends there, but I’ve not got anything from it in nearly 6 months now. Maybe it’s time to hand in my ship-keys and move on.

The sales in SL have been fun. PixelDolls especially – with all dresses at L$50 or less! Analise have a few bargains too upstairs, so that’s cool. Club life is active too.

The last few days, the weather has been too bad to ride, so I am travelling by bus. It’s not wet as such, but what there is freezes, so instead of snow, we have sheets of ice on the road and freezing fog in the air.

Late last year I was being treated for depression. The consensus is that there are a few factors, all of which can be fixable. They recommend a few changes including that I spend less time chained to a phone in work. Work’s response; take other people off the phones and have me cover for them. Sheesh, I really hate this job.

In other news, I recently saw a shrink about my GID. I’m told I need to move to a safer area before I can progress my transition. Well duh! I didn’t need a doctor to tell me that. Sometimes, I really hate being me.