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07 April 2011 @ 03:44 pm
I'm a terrible blogger.  
I'm just going to put that out there. I just read this over. I think I had three posts in 2010, and just a few more in 2009.

Life is good. I'm really happy. I can honestly say that for the first time in my adult life.

Amanda and I are getting married. This July 17th. I'm really, really excited about it. This is how I know it's right. I didn't feel pressured to do it. I want to help plan it, and I'm excited about planning. When I proposed, it completely surprised her. We had talked about getting married some day, but not any time soon. We went out to the property her family owns to watch the stars, and I proposed while we were freezing sitting on the dock on the lake. She was so taken aback she asked if she could push me in the lake.

We moved out of our Lakecity apartment in the fall. It was great, and we loved the neighbors. It was just too far from our friends and family, and with the dogs and fostering we do, we needed a house. We found a house in Highland Park. It's...amazing. It's got 3 bedrooms, plus a sunroom connected to the back yard. We use the sunroom for the dogs. Their crates and stuff are all in there, and it's where they hang out when we need a break from them or they come in all muddy. It's so nice. The drive to work is nice, and most people we know live within 10 minutes or so.

I'm still working for Trupanion. Still love it. I was promoted to a customer service senior a couple of months ago. I just applied for a newly-created lead position as well. My manager is accepting applications from the team until next week, and then there'll be an interview process. It's certainly not a for sure thing, but I feel fairly confident about it. I really hope I get it. I really like the company, and would love to grow my career there. I'm also tired of entry-level customer service. After 6 years of experience, I think it's time for some advancement. Also, no ego here, I'm really good at what I do, and deserve it.

It's been three years now since I started my transition. February was three years. I can't believe it's been so long. I'm so different now. More confident. I don't think it has so much to do with a man vs. woman difference though. I think it's just being more comfortable in my own skin. I'm envious of people that get to experience that their entire lives. I looked over some pictures I saved to document stages. I wish I'd made an effort to document things. I made a choice not to. I didn't think I'd care. Now that it's too late, I do. I'm so glad I finally started my transition, and have come out so well on the other side. The depressing part is top surgery. I'm no closer to it now than I've ever been. I get along alright without it, but man I'd like to do it. It's upsetting that it's so expensive and insurance companies refuse to pay for it. I know some day I'll get there, but so far it feels like one of those unrealistic some days.
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