It’s my birthday! I am now 23.
Birthdays always make me feel a bit reflective; it makes me think about how my life has changed in the past year — about what’s important to me, what I want to do with my life, what’s going on in my life.
First of all, I’m going to take this opportunity to once again promote TJLP — they’re amazing. I’ve posted about them a bunch before (here about the Name Change Mobilizations at the Daley Center, here about wanting to be a mermaid, here about how much I love TJLP and what it is, here about how to donate). They’re wonderful, and they do a lot of really fantastic work for trans and gender non-conforming people here in Chicago. If you feel like donating to a worthy cause (and seriously, even five or ten dollars can make a difference), you can make checks out to “Transformative Justice Law Project” and send them to:
The Transformative Justice Law Project
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
On to the next part of the post: I’ve got a lot going on in my life right now. I’m trying to find a job; I’m moving back to Minnesota; I’m starting to transition; I’m trying to figure out what I want to do over the next several years. I’m navigating life after college (after 16 years of schooling, not being in classes in quite a change).
Do you have any thoughts, suggestions, or advice for me? Whether you are 23, were once 23, look forward to eventually being 23 — it’s doesn’t matter. Whatever you want to say. 🙂 Words of wisdom, warnings about what not to do, anecdotes about what was going on for you . . . it’s all good.
Happy birthday to anyone else who has a birthday today. Pisces Power!