Busy

Hey everyone!

I’m really busy with an appellate brief assignment so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I set up an appointment to see a doctor in Atlanta for testosterone. It’s March 8, which is during my spring break. This appointment will just be about blood work, but I’m excited nonetheless.

I also have my first therapy appointment this week. It’s on Thursday. I hope it goes well. If I can’t get my letter by spring break then I’ll have to reschedule my appointment. I hope I don’t have to do that since I won’t have to worry about missing class this time. So keep your fingers crossed!

All the best,

Harris

The Search Continues

Hey everyone!

Well I finally have an appointment with a therapist set up. February 25 is the day! If all goes to plan I will have my letter by spring break and will be able to have my first endocrinologist appointment. My therapist acted like it will be alright for me to go ahead and make an appointment. I found someone  who takes my insurance in Atlanta from a trans website. I might keep to keep looking around, but I need to make the appointment this week so I can be sure to be seen over spring break. This is exciting stuff!

I’m a little hesitant to write about this since so many people are stressing out about it and don’t want to hear about other people’s job prospects. But, this is going to be my first job since coming out so I think that it’s important for me to write about this.

I had a phone interview with Lambda Legal on Friday. If you don’t know anything about them you should take the time to look them up. Lambda has been a driving force in some of the biggest LGBTQ legal decisions since they started over 40 years ago. Needless to say I was pretty excited when I found out that I got an interview. I was also pretty nervous, and I’m sure that it was evident when I was talking on the phone. Overall I think I went pretty well. I was pretty disappointed to find out that they usually don’t hire first year law students. Apparently they hire one about every three years. I tried to address that concern by saying that I was ready to work hard, and they shouldn’t automatically count me out. Luckily for me, I got to hang out with the person I interviewed with last weekend. We have a mutual friend that came in from out of the country so we were both at a little potluck for our friend. She said that she was going to give our friend a call for a reference. I hope she does. Regardless, the interview was supposed to be 20 minutes, and it ended up being 40. That seems like a good thing.

I hope everyone has a good week!

All the best,

Harris

 

Just Keep Swimming

Hey everyone!

This week has been a very busy one. I submitted a few applications for summer jobs, and we got our appellate brief problem. Needless to say, February is going to be very stressful.

This past week I emailed my undergrad registrar to get my name changed on my transcript. I also emailed the therapist I plan to use for getting my letter to start testosterone. Of course she emailed a bunch of times to meet next week, and none of them fit my schedule. I hope that we can get something worked out. I don’t plan on seeing an endocrinologist until March, but the sooner I start the counseling the better. She said it could take as little as two appointments, but who knows.

I got to see one of my very best friends yesterday evening. She flew in from Sweden for the past week, and one of her friends hosted a potluck for her. I was glad that she invited me. All of her friends were really nice, and I had a good time. She’s flying back to Sweden right now, and I already miss her. We were best buds in undergrad and were always hanging out. I wish that she and her fiancé would move back to the states, but that’s a long way away. She is going to try and come back for my top surgery next December. I hope that can happen.

Hope everyone has a good week, and go Carolina!

All the best,

Harris

371 days older

Hey everyone!

Sorry I missed y’all last Sunday. I spent most of the day in Atlanta celebrating my birthday with my mom and sister so when I got back to Athens I had a lot of work to do. We went to Taco Mac for lunch, and then we went to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. If you haven’t been there yet, I highly recommend it. It was very well put together and of course was powerful, sad, inspiring, and hopeful all at the same time. I had a really good time hanging out with the family and am a little bummed that I probably won’t get to see them until the first of March.

On my actual birthday, Monday, I had drinks and supper with friends. I had a really good time… maybe a little too good of a time since I couldn’t manage to make it to my 8:30 Constitutional Law class the next day… whoops.

On Friday I had a meeting with some of the law school administration about getting people’s prefixes right. They are going to try and get an option in the university database for prefixes. Students will be able to choose the one that they use. I even talked to them about getting a gender non-conforming option. I’m glad that they are willing to take steps to fix the problem for me and any future trans students.

I filled out a form this weekend through the Health Initiative so that I can get some financial help with the counseling sessions that I need to get my letter for testosterone. I hope that they will get back to me soon. I sent an email to the LGBT resource center about getting in touch with the therapist at the university health center that does the letters. I’m not sure that I will have time in my schedule to have my first counseling session this week, but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to start next week.

Hope y’all have a good week!

All the best,

Harris