Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Plan

Now that the whole introduction thing is out of the way, we can get down to business. I mentioned that I aim to go full time in about four months, as soon as my freshman year in high school is over. It's not so much that I'm ready, or that I've made great preparations, but more that this simply can't wait any longer. Can you imagine a baby saying to its mother in labor, "You know I think I could use another year or so, could you stop pushing for a while?" Ridiculous, right? That's the way postponing my transition seems to me at this point.

So my goal is to finish ninth grade, transition over the summer, do a year of homeschooling to adjust to my correct gender role, and then see what happens. However, there's plenty of drama that's sure to unfold before I can get to that goal. At the moment I'm only out to my mother so I can get anti-androgens and that sort of thing, but I've yet to say anything to my father (who has so far taken his single-fatherhood rather lightly) or either of my grandparents. Those two obstacles are going to be dealt with as soon as possible. I'm currently reading the book, "True Selves," so I can give it Queen Lauren's seal of approval, and then allow my family to read it. This should be fun...


  1. Doing a year of homeschooling as you transition seems like a good idea. I'm curious - when you go back to a regular high school as a junior, will it be at the same school you are in now, or a different one? Either way, I hope that during your year away you are able to make some friends (as Lauren) who will be going to your high school and can support you when you jump back into the pool of sharks (aka the high school social scene).

  2. Well, I think that if and when I return to the public school system, I will go back to the same school because I have too many supportive friends to give that up! :)

  3. I just started reading your blog (in order, so I have a few more posts to get to). You're a beautiful young lady, and you have so much to look forward to. If only I had been able to transition as a teen (sigh). But then I think of others who don't transition until their sixties, for example. I wish you the best in your transition, and now I'm going to read the rest of your blog. xoxoxo

  4. Lauren,

    I was out in my high school at 14 and if you have friends it is probably best to go back to the same high school. It was hard before they knew but a heck of a lot easier after they knew.

    You are already a beautiful young lady so that gives you a step up. Kids are much more understanding than most adults give them credit for.