I'm a 26-year-old queer trans guy living in Vancouver, BC. I grew up in the Maritimes, and three years ago, I moved from a coastal city on one side of the continent to a larger coastal city on the other side of the continent. I have a bachelor's degree and a half in music (the half was specifically in music composition), and I'm currently working on becoming a paralegal. (I still play and write music, mostly just for myself.) I'm not a hundred percent sure what I'm doing with my life. If I hate working in law, I plan to stick with it for long enough to save up for grad school and do a master's in occupational therapy. In my work, I want to find some way, however small, to help make the world a more just, less oppressive place.
I keep my journal friends-locked, because I want to know who's reading it. This seems unlikely now, but I wouldn't want, say, my Mom to accidentally or deliberately stumble upon it. (I had an online journal when I was fourteen that my Mom did end up reading, and things got kind of ugly for a while.)
The most recent posts in my journal are about:
- a blog post a friend linked me to that's a theoretical analysis of a particular gay sex practice
- the cat I adopted yesterday! (you can probably expect several more about her)
- daily life
- poetry (not by me) that I enjoyed and wanted to save and share (not something I post frequently, just once in a while)
- some thoughts on a book I was reading about urban exploration
- my excitement about getting a cat and some nervousness about starting a new semester with more difficult courses and then trying to find a job when I'm done my program
- some mental health stuff
- more mental health stuff
- a coffee date I went on
- a song and some thoughts about place
I have ongoing struggles with mental health, and that's something I write about in my journal. I have PTSD and sometimes I struggle with depression and anxiety. Occasionally I do write about the gory details of events that led to my PTSD, but that stuff gets put behind a cut so that anyone reading it is making the choice to do so.
Some things I'm not comfortable reading about: weight loss, and misogynistic, racist, homophobic, fatphobic or transphobic content.