Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Driver's License

Well I finally did it. I got my new Driver's License today. And guess what? The picture on it....was horrible! I don't know if it's because my smile is only halfway or because the wig looks like.....a wig! Ah well. Apparently October of 2011, I need to get it renewed so hopefully I'll look better by then =) Then again, it is a driver's license picture so it probably won't anyway haha. Of course, the coolest part is that the F is there under Sex. What more could I ask for? =)

After my trip to the DOL, I ran over to the Mukilteo School District to change my HR records from 10 years ago. Not sure if it really matters but I was told to change them at all my previous employers if possible. I asked the lady over the phone if I could just mail something in. I was concerned that my mom would have a very hard time if she saw me at her work (yes we used to work together) but the lady said I had to come in and show them the actual Social Security card before they made a copy. So I obliged. On the way over, I had this daydream that I would walk in and my mom would walk by and the vision in my head was of her hugging me, her daughter. I desperately wanted to cling to that daydream but it floated away on a tear down my face as I arrived. Changing my HR records was uneventful...I recognized a couple ladies from when I used to work there but none of them commented which was fine. I just hope this doesn't start any rumors that might make my mom more uncomfortable about me than she already is.

I was thinking about my mom a lot today. I think it has to do with reading Dana's blog (posted about in an earlier post) as well as my HR Manager's friend who is also a mother of a trans girl. Top it all off with the couple of ladies that would like to love me as a mother loves a daughter and it can get emotional. It all just reminds me that my own mom no longer wants anything to do with me.

Anyways, the name change is just about done. I have a few things left like car and house insurance as well as the mortgage. Once I'm done, I'll probably post a list of everything I did and what they required.

To make up for the bad driver's license pic I took a few more pics than I usually do for my transition profile.


Corina said...

CHEERS!!!! Well done sis!

Corina said...

I wanted to add...on the paper print out of the license...it looks real grainy. So the final license you get in the mail may suit you better. So just sit back and see. :-)

Treacle said...

Congratulations! Maybe when you're all done, you could write an e-book or a guide? I'm sure other people would find this information useful. I'm learning something new everytime I stop by.

ViolaAdams said...

Congratulations I know first hand how hard that can be but well done girl

Stace said...



Debra said...

Corina - True hopefully the real license will look a little better....but I'm not counting on it.

Treacle - Haha I don't know if it would be enough for an ebook but I can definitely make a blog post about it. Another note: things can be different from state to state so the information is really only good for Washington State for the most part.

Thank you , all of you for the good wishes and congratz. =)

Rebecca said...

Congrats on the license, I'm really happy for you!!!

Rick Muth said...

I like the picture you posted at the bottom. very nice.

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