I’ve tossed around thousands of ideas how to not just say this short and to the point, but I just can’t. Very simply, the thing that was soaking up so much of my time is that I am transgendered, and I spent the last year preparing my transition.
As of March this year, I am now fully “out” and living as a woman. First, let me thank all the people who did know on the way and supported me, as well as everybody who took the news and then proceeded to show me that my fears were unfounded. My transition has been incredibly smooth – not a single negative word, and tons of love and support.
My only explanation is that I have a fantastic family, awesome friends, and I work for one of the friendliest (and kick-assingest!) companies on this planet.
As a result of all this, there has been a name change, too. “Robert” just doesn’t work so well as a woman’s name…
So my shiny and new name is “Rachel” from here on out. That makes it a little weird to maintain a blog called “robertblum.com”, but fret not – I will stay around. In fact, even this site will stay around – I am where I am now by virtue of having travelled a long road, and unlike for many other transgendered people, there does seem no need to hide my past. (Again, thank you, everybody!)
So robertblum.com will stay around, but experience a slight change. Looking at my web stats, there are three groups of people who come here:
- People interested in iCalFix (which is in sore need of an overhaul, I know)
- People who come here searching for my productivity articles
- People who know me personally and just want to know what I’m up to.
The last group, I’d like to direct over to rachelblum.com. This is where I will keep my more personal stories, as well as my daily thoughts.
If you’re in group 1 or 2, you’re welcome to follow me there too – I will continue posting about the subjects I’ve posted about here. But I will also cross-post articles that fall under productivity/Life Hacks/icalfix on this web site – so if you’d rather have “Just the facts, ma’am”, I recommend you stay here.
I am fairly certain I will get a question or two about my transition and anything related to it – if it’s a frequently asked one, I will post an article on rachelblum.com. And if you don’t want to ask right here on the site, feel free to send your questions to transition [at] rachelblum [dot] com
And now I finally have the time to actually tend to this thing.