To any concerned, I just wanted you to know that I am just fine! Things have definitely been tumultuous but I can confidently say that I'm a much happier person now than I was three months ago. Many things have settled and while my life has shifted dramatically, it's at least gaining some level of consistency in certain places. I'm out at work now and to my surprise, they've been rather accepting of me! I still hear some people refer to me as "he" when they think I'm out of earshot but that's about the worst of it and it could have been FAR worse. That said, I'm presenting as a woman 24/7 now! No more boy disguise ever! This is my life from now on.
Things from the legal side have been pretty exciting too. My court order for name change finally arrived and now I can start the process of updating it everywhere else! Won't be much longer until my Driver's License has my correct name and gender on it. On a person's note, even with COVID, I've been more social than I've ever been! I have so many friends new and old to reach out to that it's hard to keep up on sometimes! It's just so nice to have people that still love and care about me, as well as seeing how new people have been reacting to the new, happier me.
For those curious about how this all effects my drawing or my game, I'd be lying if I said it hasn't been hard. All these developments have been emotionally draining and I'm still a creature of inspiration. If I don't have the mood graced upon me, it's very difficult to draw. Still, it does come by every now and again and I always try to get the most out if it. 3 out of 10 enemies in Warrior of the North Wood have been recoded/rewritten to incorporate the new graphics and I still sit down from time to time to get the game even further. As long as I never give up on it, it will get done some day.
I think that's about it for now. It's been a wild and crazy life. I really can't believe this is what my world would come to be in 8 short months but it's such a huge improvement. I guess this is what happens when you take control of your life instead of just going with the flow forever. Funny how that works...