Haven't done one of these in quite a while, so I might as well update my dA friends on how life is going.
My tablet is currently broken (looks like the USB connection is finally completely shot), but my friend is going to loan me his tablet, if we can get the driver working on my computer. Until then I'll be back to the ol' pen and paper method.
My new job location has some goods and some bads. My manager is much more strict, and she's got a manner of accusing me of things without actually hearing my side of the story first, but she's overall pretty nice. My coworkers aren't bad, but I haven't had enough time to click with them like at my old job.
A few weeks ago, I came out to the rest of my extended family - except my grandmother because she was honestly so far downhill that it wasn't worth going into. She's maybe got a few weeks to a month or so left, and it's not looking good for her. She's also beginning to lose a bit of mental capacity, so we all decided it was best not to tell her. I can't say as I wasn't upset at the time, having gone through all the anguish of my mom wanting me to not tell her, then agreeing I should, then having to go through all that stress to not tel her, but in the end we all decided that was the best decision. The rest of my family took it really well, and are very supportive.
With that out of the way, I could change my name and gender ID on my facebook page, which means I can actually use facebook without getting the queasy feeling in my stomach that seeing my dead name causes.
And probably the biggest update: I started testosterone this week! It hasn't been all grand, as I am having a bit of trouble with mood swings (it's a bit like a bad PMS cycle), but I'm starting to stabilize. No real visible changes yet, save for some downstairs growth, and it's easier to talk in a deeper register. My voice won't truly change for a while, but I don't have to force myself to speak in a low tone any more, which my throat is grateful for. It might be a placebo, but working out has become easier too.
The shot itself isn't painful, but considering that it's a lipid based hormone, it does hurt a bit for the oil to make its way through my muscle, but that's a small price to pay considering what I'm getting in return.
My mom has even been rather supportive, which is surprising, but nice.
My family is at least trying to use the right name and pronouns, as are my coworkers, which is another big plus.
And that's pretty much it for life at the moment!