I’ve been working in the Financial Services industry for over four years now. I hold a designation in financial planning and work in wealth management. I’ve got a real Linkedin page and my ugly mug on a webpage with fancy letters after my name. I don’t know what makes someone a professional but I think I’m one of them. When I came out as trans to the partners at my firm one of them asked if there was a guidebook. He knew there wasn’t, I knew there wasn’t but it inspired me to start writing about my experiences. I’ve changed my name, come out to my clients. I’m now officially legit. I’m still dealing with the ups and downs of being on hormones. But I’m now over half a decade into openly dealing with it, and more then a couple decades into living with it.
I enjoy reading and have been on a Heuristics/behavioral finance binge. when I’m not reading trashy Science Fiction and fantasy novels that is. I abhor the big city lifestyle which is why I’m trying to make things work as a Trans financial advisor in a town that only recently started allowing Pride parades. I don’t really want to be the first one figuring this out, but I love what I do and I love being honest, so I’m making it work.
Since I started writing this blog I’ve had a lot of opportunities to reflect. I find if I go back and read what I’ve written before I sometimes feel embarrassed, other times relieved I’m past it. I guess that’s what growth is. At the very least I’m interested in seeing where my mind used to be.