A whole lot has changed since this time last year.

I made many decisions, bad and good.

I came out as a transgender woman and started liking how I looked for the first time in… a very long while. After several months of never-ending headaches, I found out I had eye strain and got glasses.

(please take care of your sight, eye strain sucks)

I said goodbye to people and re-connected to others.

So, what happens next?

I’m keeping my 3 resolutions from the past few years: – Improve yourself and the world. – Don’t make stupid decisions. – Don’t be an asshole.

But this year I’m adding a new one: Stick to it.

I am a chronic project hopper.

I start the Git repo with all the energy in the world but after the first-second hour, I give up on it.

So, I’m nipping it in the bud (hopefully). I’ve got a bunch of things that I want to smash through so I’m going to hit the ground running.

Hopefully I’ll complete them all (again) this year.

Either way, I hope you all have a wonderful year!

See you when the sun rises.

Made in honour of [deadname] Turner. May he rest in peace, 2005 – 2019.

The Past

Almost 3 years ago, on the 26th of august 2019, at 1:29 am, I came out as non-binary. I had already come out as bi a year earlier so luckily I didn't also have that to deal with. But the term “non-binary” never truly fit me. It felt like a patchwork over a hole that needed to be filled. It wasn’t a true representation of me.

The Present

Since then, I’ve met a bunch of cool people that have helped me with my identity.

From exes to my best friend, all the very cool trans people I know to the souls of the people who aren't here anymore. And now I'm very happy to announce that i believe that i have finally found my identity. It may have taken years of confusion but i should hopefully be able to rest now. So here goes, eh?

Hey, I’m Laker, I use she/her pronouns and I’m a trans girl. This is who i am, this is who i always was and this is who i want to be. I feel so much happier when i am percieved as a girl.

The Laker (or indeed, [deadname]) you once knew is still here. I’m still me, except im standing prouder than I ever have and happier than I have been in years.

I know that in the opening sentence of this post i described myself before i came out the first time as dead, but that simply isn't true.

My soul, although withered by many years of many mental issues and disorders, is still the same one that was found in that child.

The Future

So now that we know the past and present, what about the… no, my future? I’ve already started to transition socially to a few friends, both in real life and online. My gender expression was already going more and more feminine by the day and im glad to finally make that official :) I know that i want to transition medically but i havent thought of the logistics of that yet so i’m not going to talk about it publically. ## ending notes … breathes out wow damn i needed to get that off my chest, huh. well, here’s to 2022. more writing stuff coming #soon :P