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I'm not entirely sure why I'm doing this - it's been almost three years since my last post, god knows I haven't kept up with anyone who didn't migrate to Tumblr as well - but I've had the urge to drop in for a while, so, hi!

Also, I've finally come to face the fact that I'm transgendered, and it's high time I do something about it, because stuffing it down has only made my mental health decline. This means yes, I will be transitioning, you can still call me Ren since I'll only be moving my current first name to be my middle name, my relationships are doing fine, and please use gender neutral (since I am still genderweird) or masculine terms to think about or talk about me (insofar as you may talk about me at all, haha).

(Note that if you have me friended on Facebook, I am NOT out there, and won't be for some time because I am not ready to deal with family yet, so please keep this news under your hat on there.)

Anyway, that's about it. I may or may not panic about this entry and remove it at some point in the near future, but if you want to catch up with me, please let me know (like in "yes I would like your e-mail address" terms since I can't tell if someone is just saying hi or wants to chat unless explicitly stated).

I still think of you all warmly. Take care.

So, uh.

The longer I'm away, the harder it is to come back, especially as I just don't have much interest in LJ anymore. I've long since grown tired of talking about myself and a lot of the things I used to talk about. The things I am interested in now are niche enough it was easier/more comfortable/more fun to find other venues to be in. I mean, I could tell you about Homestuck, but would you really care? Probably not and I'd rather be writing anyway.

However, a brief update for anyone has been wondering:

- My employment as a classroom assistant came and went. It was a good job and a really hard job, but the headmaster decided they wanted a native Swedish speaker as a class assistant instead. However, the teachers were sad to see me go and let me know that my efforts had resulted in a positive change in the kiddo's behavior.

- It also proved to me that I'm finally healthy enough to work or study again. Fucking finally.

- I've actually done okay during the winter. Diagnosing and treating the ADD was the key to lifting the lasting depression I was still stuck with. I still have bad moments but that's more related to being at loose ends due to being unemployed.

- Definitely more of a dude than a lady. /shrug

That's pretty much it. If you want to talk more, drop me or a comment or a note and I'll hook you up with my AIM or Gchat handles.

Hope you're all well.