For the first time in my life, since I've gotten to Hampshire, basically all my interactions have taken place using the name "T.X. Watson." This is incredibly comforting: it's much easier to get along with things like building a community and a future career when I can connect the work I'm doing now to the name I intend to be using in my adult life.
That's not the only reason it's comforting, but it's the one most relevant to the reason I started writing this page: I'm thinking about adding a "Hire me" page to my website. Now that I have work that's connected to my name here, I can link to examples of stuff I've done, and now that people I meet who might have some motivation to hire me are meeting me in the context of this name, it makes more sense to make that available.
I own a URL with the name I'm usually employed under, but it's been defunct for a while. There used to be a "Hire me" link there, but it was pretty pointless.
Asking for work still feels weird, though. Idk.