My name is Argo. I am a rising junior at a college in southern California. I am living with my parents this summer in Wisconsin. I want this summer to be great and productive and I want to grow as a person. To that end, I am writing this blog to document all the exciting and interesting things I get up to here. I have problems with anxiety and depression, so I’m planning to get on top of that. I am an FTM transgender man, which is a part of my life, but not all of it. I am seeking medical transition — hormonal replacement therapy and chest surgery — but it’s not the most important thing. I am a biologist with a focus in ecology. I enjoy camping, and there is a special place in my heart for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. There is a lake there called Argo Lake, for which I named myself. There is also a dog named after this lake, owned by my boss when I worked at a summer camp. I also have many dog-like qualities — I am eager to please, I love unconditionally, I love to run, I am fun to pet, etc. I am actually a human though, so do not get too confused.
I have made blogs before, usually with a specific purpose or subject. My first was specifically about gender. I started it soon after I first asked people to call me by my new, male name. That one sorta trailed off and ended when I realized that my life was much more than my gender and my thoughts about gender. I had a lot of other things to focus on, and I wasn’t thinking so much about gender anymore. My next blog was to record my adventures in Costa Rica when I went there for a research project. I tried to make a post every day, with what we did. When I was thinking more about gender again, specifically about physically transitioning, I started a video blog on YouTube. I think that one ended because I didn’t want to make a video unless I really had something to say, and also because my mood was really unstable during that time and I didn’t have the motivation. The reason that this blog is different is that I can write about anything. Gender, running, thoughts in general, what I did today, anything. My goal is just to post at least once a day.
I am Argo, hear me bark!