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  • 20 Aug 2019
    Hello Ladies - News from the one and only Galaxy Girl, aka Briana Andromeda Purcell. I have shared many new ideas on the last few blogs so if you wish scan them a bit to pick up on many new fronts and new prospects for me, but the latest news is purely cosmic in scale I must confess. Here I am at these times some months from the last entry and still the development is continuing and growing.  I have applied to now less than 20+ jobs as myself - 5 universities and as many as 4 posts in a given university, plus several libraries and a world-renowned museum to  be a hostess as well.  I have been out no less than 20+ times with friends, spent time at friend's homes and had a great salmon grilled meal. Many super restaurants with the best of friends.  Note I am me 24-7, wear skirts typically 6 out of 7 days a week ( I do have to use some cute jeans to clean up the messes in though ) and no less than 8 dresses to many of these outings. I attended to glass making classes, one with a friend for her birthday and one I went to on my own due to my enjoyment of this. I made a gorgeous flower and a galaxy ball paperweight.  Well more really cosmic news : Hold on to your hats - it is awesome : First I have been to court and the name I noted, Briana Andromeda Purcell is my real and legal name permanently in all ways, places, and things. I now have my social security card, my driver's license, and a bank account with my name on each and every one - everyone loves my new ID - cute photo.  Imagine when you first walk into the bank and fill out the deposit or withdrawal form and use your real name! That was sooo sweet. In each and every place I am indeed me. At the bank I talk often with a woman who works there, and asst manager who first asked me my name some 4 years ago and I share with her many of my firsts. Also at the grocery store is an adorable woman who shouts out my name BRIANA from across the store and we run and hug each other. I ahve been more places and did more things in one year that I cannot imagine - been to two auto places having work on the car, going to a variety of stores for many new items, and trying on clothes in various stores in the appropriate changing rooms. A friend even bought a beautiful sweater for me on one of these outings.  This is not all of it however. I have a job - I went to the interview as myself.  I am a adjunct professor - instructor of physics and astronomy at a local college near me. I singed the papers last week for tax forms, retirement et al and all in my name, of course.  I knocked out the interview - they wanted a 20 minute presentation whereby I treat the people present as students and I took it to the Moon as they say - I used my book I published, the Inquisitive Pioneer, and did two hands-on activities from it with a very engaging discussion that went on for over an hour and they were excited and loved it. I did not even realize I had been up there that long and was so happy. Never in my life as a teacher, my natural calling in my life, was I ever fully myself and in this moment I was glowing, engaged, happy, whole and just awesome. I have never been so confident and energetic ever until now.  Again it needs to be said - I, Briana,  am employed as a college teacher of physics and astronomy.  I have been to court and have my name for real and it is awesome. Thus far I am always me, on hormones for nearly two years and I see the changes and feel the changes from inside to out and in all ways. I have grown mentally, spiritually, physically, and both dimensions of inside and externally due to all of these journeys. I have the super blessing of such great friends and super times together. I must confess all growth comes from both the journey externally and one internally as well. Each is needed to weave the gorgeous tapestry that each of us are in our lives. This has been true for me.  In this time I have grown not just physically but emotionally, mentally, even spiritually. All of my friends see it and note it too. It is an incredible awakening or rebirth as my physics teacher noted - he too is on a journey of spirituality in his life and he and I often have talks for hours at a time on all sorts of soul related matters.  This fact - that transitioning is not just bringing to the surface the girl deep inside and showing off via outfits and physical form but instead is the evolution of the whole spirit of the girl that I am. I experience all things emotionally along with deep mental connections and express myself very well.  My gal pals are great emotional bonds with all sorts of conversations and we are supportive of each other in many ways. My friends have literally I feel been life savers for me. I see me emerging, blossoming, and becoming in large part due to their presence. Coming out to oneself is the first most critical day in a transgender woman's life, but then the next big day is coming out to and finding a core True Tribe, as we call ourselves, set of gal pals that effects one another and allows oneself to grow and glow I feel and this is my case. Being in the presence of such good souls has allowed me to blossom and this is awesome.  There is no greater feeling of wholeness, confidence, happiness, depth, and energy of just pure joy than being your whole self at all times in all ways and being acknowledged and accepted by such warm, caring, friends. As I noted to them - I was a dormant seed and now am in a blooming mode through them.  This awakening and awareness has prompted me to look not just the past, not just the present, but the future. Seeking employment is clearly in that camp, but it is much more than that. I am looking in to doing artwork in glass and some other abstract pieces that extend from my being, my feelings, and creativity that is growing too. Besides the glass classes I am looking into knitting an crocheting too for art projects and the like. Also I am still re-developing my previously written books with my voice in it moreover ( since they were published as the guy I had to pretend to be for so long ) and am in the process of crafting a story of my transitioning while including in it composites of transgenders and the issues we face in our journeys as I have witnessed them or brushed up against them too. I began a rough outline of a fictional account a few years back and decided to reopen that file - and guess what - speaking from my heart, my soul - there is my voice - I wrote a couple of pages in minutes without even batting an eye. This is what I am referring to in the full evolution I am encountering and embracing in my womanhood and becoming the woman I am. I can speak from my heart and soul.  I am even looking to being a spokeswoman for young people in terms of positive messages and bringing along being transgender and seeking to build bridges. This along with my art projects, teaching prospects in colleges, and the like. I have allowed my feelings and mind to seek to be who I can be so as to be the positive energy I have inside and can share with others.  Always embracing great health, hope, harmony, and happiness that I often wish others. Always living as I have seen myself, the woman I am, Briana Andromeda Purcell, the Galaxy Girl all my life.  There comes a day when you are just yourself. You feel beautifully whole. I am in these times in my life. I have been out in one year more times doing more things and have more friends than I ever had in all my life before all of this combined.  I am always myself all the time. I am Briana Andromeda Purcell the one and only Galaxy Girl And life is awesome.  Thank you for your time and read on this. I will have many more things in the future as time progresses. Every day has its own unique challenges, energies, but I realize my core is that of a happy girl who makes the universe a bright and warm place as it is in me.  here are some pictures too of the whole set of adventures :  
    132 Posted by Briana Purcell
  • Hello Ladies - News from the one and only Galaxy Girl, aka Briana Andromeda Purcell. I have shared many new ideas on the last few blogs so if you wish scan them a bit to pick up on many new fronts and new prospects for me, but the latest news is purely cosmic in scale I must confess. Here I am at these times some months from the last entry and still the development is continuing and growing.  I have applied to now less than 20+ jobs as myself - 5 universities and as many as 4 posts in a given university, plus several libraries and a world-renowned museum to  be a hostess as well.  I have been out no less than 20+ times with friends, spent time at friend's homes and had a great salmon grilled meal. Many super restaurants with the best of friends.  Note I am me 24-7, wear skirts typically 6 out of 7 days a week ( I do have to use some cute jeans to clean up the messes in though ) and no less than 8 dresses to many of these outings. I attended to glass making classes, one with a friend for her birthday and one I went to on my own due to my enjoyment of this. I made a gorgeous flower and a galaxy ball paperweight.  Well more really cosmic news : Hold on to your hats - it is awesome : First I have been to court and the name I noted, Briana Andromeda Purcell is my real and legal name permanently in all ways, places, and things. I now have my social security card, my driver's license, and a bank account with my name on each and every one - everyone loves my new ID - cute photo.  Imagine when you first walk into the bank and fill out the deposit or withdrawal form and use your real name! That was sooo sweet. In each and every place I am indeed me. At the bank I talk often with a woman who works there, and asst manager who first asked me my name some 4 years ago and I share with her many of my firsts. Also at the grocery store is an adorable woman who shouts out my name BRIANA from across the store and we run and hug each other. I ahve been more places and did more things in one year that I cannot imagine - been to two auto places having work on the car, going to a variety of stores for many new items, and trying on clothes in various stores in the appropriate changing rooms. A friend even bought a beautiful sweater for me on one of these outings.  This is not all of it however. I have a job - I went to the interview as myself.  I am a adjunct professor - instructor of physics and astronomy at a local college near me. I singed the papers last week for tax forms, retirement et al and all in my name, of course.  I knocked out the interview - they wanted a 20 minute presentation whereby I treat the people present as students and I took it to the Moon as they say - I used my book I published, the Inquisitive Pioneer, and did two hands-on activities from it with a very engaging discussion that went on for over an hour and they were excited and loved it. I did not even realize I had been up there that long and was so happy. Never in my life as a teacher, my natural calling in my life, was I ever fully myself and in this moment I was glowing, engaged, happy, whole and just awesome. I have never been so confident and energetic ever until now.  Again it needs to be said - I, Briana,  am employed as a college teacher of physics and astronomy.  I have been to court and have my name for real and it is awesome. Thus far I am always me, on hormones for nearly two years and I see the changes and feel the changes from inside to out and in all ways. I have grown mentally, spiritually, physically, and both dimensions of inside and externally due to all of these journeys. I have the super blessing of such great friends and super times together. I must confess all growth comes from both the journey externally and one internally as well. Each is needed to weave the gorgeous tapestry that each of us are in our lives. This has been true for me.  In this time I have grown not just physically but emotionally, mentally, even spiritually. All of my friends see it and note it too. It is an incredible awakening or rebirth as my physics teacher noted - he too is on a journey of spirituality in his life and he and I often have talks for hours at a time on all sorts of soul related matters.  This fact - that transitioning is not just bringing to the surface the girl deep inside and showing off via outfits and physical form but instead is the evolution of the whole spirit of the girl that I am. I experience all things emotionally along with deep mental connections and express myself very well.  My gal pals are great emotional bonds with all sorts of conversations and we are supportive of each other in many ways. My friends have literally I feel been life savers for me. I see me emerging, blossoming, and becoming in large part due to their presence. Coming out to oneself is the first most critical day in a transgender woman's life, but then the next big day is coming out to and finding a core True Tribe, as we call ourselves, set of gal pals that effects one another and allows oneself to grow and glow I feel and this is my case. Being in the presence of such good souls has allowed me to blossom and this is awesome.  There is no greater feeling of wholeness, confidence, happiness, depth, and energy of just pure joy than being your whole self at all times in all ways and being acknowledged and accepted by such warm, caring, friends. As I noted to them - I was a dormant seed and now am in a blooming mode through them.  This awakening and awareness has prompted me to look not just the past, not just the present, but the future. Seeking employment is clearly in that camp, but it is much more than that. I am looking in to doing artwork in glass and some other abstract pieces that extend from my being, my feelings, and creativity that is growing too. Besides the glass classes I am looking into knitting an crocheting too for art projects and the like. Also I am still re-developing my previously written books with my voice in it moreover ( since they were published as the guy I had to pretend to be for so long ) and am in the process of crafting a story of my transitioning while including in it composites of transgenders and the issues we face in our journeys as I have witnessed them or brushed up against them too. I began a rough outline of a fictional account a few years back and decided to reopen that file - and guess what - speaking from my heart, my soul - there is my voice - I wrote a couple of pages in minutes without even batting an eye. This is what I am referring to in the full evolution I am encountering and embracing in my womanhood and becoming the woman I am. I can speak from my heart and soul.  I am even looking to being a spokeswoman for young people in terms of positive messages and bringing along being transgender and seeking to build bridges. This along with my art projects, teaching prospects in colleges, and the like. I have allowed my feelings and mind to seek to be who I can be so as to be the positive energy I have inside and can share with others.  Always embracing great health, hope, harmony, and happiness that I often wish others. Always living as I have seen myself, the woman I am, Briana Andromeda Purcell, the Galaxy Girl all my life.  There comes a day when you are just yourself. You feel beautifully whole. I am in these times in my life. I have been out in one year more times doing more things and have more friends than I ever had in all my life before all of this combined.  I am always myself all the time. I am Briana Andromeda Purcell the one and only Galaxy Girl And life is awesome.  Thank you for your time and read on this. I will have many more things in the future as time progresses. Every day has its own unique challenges, energies, but I realize my core is that of a happy girl who makes the universe a bright and warm place as it is in me.  here are some pictures too of the whole set of adventures :  
    Aug 20, 2019 132
  • 12 Aug 2019
    Knee Better   As I sit here, it is now August 12th, 3 months after my knee started hurting. The rehab as really helped.  My knee has mostly healed, and I can now walk without pain. I've also started working out at a gym on a regular basis. I feel so much healthier.   Weight Loss   I've lost 27 pounds, which is somewhat shy of my goal, but still good. I've also noticed that my figure is now slimming down, which is a strong motivator for me. By Christmas, I should be able to fit into some cute outfits and stop shopping in the plus sized sections of the stores.  Also, I should be able to stop wearing those restrictive waist cinchers. One drawback of the weight loss is that my breasts (what little I had) are getting smaller. I'm feeling much better about myself, both physically and mentally.   Michelle  
    90 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Knee Better   As I sit here, it is now August 12th, 3 months after my knee started hurting. The rehab as really helped.  My knee has mostly healed, and I can now walk without pain. I've also started working out at a gym on a regular basis. I feel so much healthier.   Weight Loss   I've lost 27 pounds, which is somewhat shy of my goal, but still good. I've also noticed that my figure is now slimming down, which is a strong motivator for me. By Christmas, I should be able to fit into some cute outfits and stop shopping in the plus sized sections of the stores.  Also, I should be able to stop wearing those restrictive waist cinchers. One drawback of the weight loss is that my breasts (what little I had) are getting smaller. I'm feeling much better about myself, both physically and mentally.   Michelle  
    Aug 12, 2019 90
  • 16 Jul 2019
    Hi Everyone, This week has been great for me and it is only Tuesday! I finally had enough money to replace my makeup kit and to get a couple of pieces of jewelry.   The shopkeeper at the beauty store was so helpful. She helped me pick out the right makeup for my skin type and color. She then went on to teach me how to apply it and I ended up with a makeover. Even though I had gone into the shop in "Male Mode" she always addressed me as Michelle.  That made me really happy. It was kind of like having a big sister showing me makeup tips.   I then went to Pandora's to get a cute necklace.  The gal here was so helpful, and addressed me as Michelle at all times (important to me).  She showed me a variety of necklaces until I found the one I wanted.  She also made suggestions on what I might want to get on future shopping trips.  I ended up getting the necklace, a cute ring and two bracelets that I fell in love with.   So now I have most of the stuff I need to start going out again.   It has been a few years since I was able to go out with my Girlfriends/ Sisters.  I'm looking forward to it.   A Happy Girl, Michelle Lynn
    127 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Hi Everyone, This week has been great for me and it is only Tuesday! I finally had enough money to replace my makeup kit and to get a couple of pieces of jewelry.   The shopkeeper at the beauty store was so helpful. She helped me pick out the right makeup for my skin type and color. She then went on to teach me how to apply it and I ended up with a makeover. Even though I had gone into the shop in "Male Mode" she always addressed me as Michelle.  That made me really happy. It was kind of like having a big sister showing me makeup tips.   I then went to Pandora's to get a cute necklace.  The gal here was so helpful, and addressed me as Michelle at all times (important to me).  She showed me a variety of necklaces until I found the one I wanted.  She also made suggestions on what I might want to get on future shopping trips.  I ended up getting the necklace, a cute ring and two bracelets that I fell in love with.   So now I have most of the stuff I need to start going out again.   It has been a few years since I was able to go out with my Girlfriends/ Sisters.  I'm looking forward to it.   A Happy Girl, Michelle Lynn
    Jul 16, 2019 127
  • 15 Jul 2019
    Hello  my  Sisters !  Its  been a few  months  since  I  last wrote about  any thing  new but  here Goes ! Cross dressing for me  has  always been something that I had to  hide from  my  friends and  mostly my  Mother. My  Mom  knew  that  I  liked dressing up but she  never  showed  much support of  it over  the  years . It  was hard  at first from the  age  of  17 but  as  time  when on my  love  for  it  grew. I ve  been  dressing  up from the  beginning with no  help from anyone and  I am proud that  I  did  it  this way . Since  I  started  on this journey  of  what  I  called  it  "Undercover Womanhood " I  ve  learned a lot  about  myself and  some  of the  reasons Why  I  like "Cross dressing " . Its  has  all ways  been a  way  for  me to  express my  female feelings but  it  has  all so  been a way  to  express  my  sexual side too. A  good  sister  of  mine  from this  Site once  asked  me  this  question "Do  I  dress  because  I  like having sex when wearing  a  dress or  do  I  dress  because  I  want  to  be a  Woman ?   This  question has followed  me  since I  was  asked  this way  back  in  2010 . To  be  honest  I  did  not know  how  to  awnser this  question until now but  at that  time I  did  like  having  "Sex"  in a  dress . Now  that  so  much  has  passed my  needs and wants have  changed and one  thing that  has  changed for  me was the  fact  I  don't have  to  hide "Karen" from  my  Mother . In  December of  2018  I  lost  her  to  Cancer and  my  world  changed forever . We  all  knew  that  her  time  on this  earth was  ending and  she  tried  her  best  to  make  it as  "painless" as  possible on  me and  my  family .  One  day  she  said  to  me " my  time  here  will come and  out  of the  blue she  told  me  I  could  have  All her  dresses . It  blew  me away that  day  she  said this  to  me and  if she  only  knew about  the  time  I  stole one  of  her  dresses and  had  it  for  2  years .  I  miss  My  Mom dearly  and  to  Honor  her  memory  When  I  know  dress up  I  wear  Perfume . This  something that  I  have  never  done  since  I  started to  dress up . As  I  said before I  ve  learned  to  dress up and do  my  own make  up  on my  own but  soon I  will have  some  much welcomed help  my  soon  to  be Wife .  What  can  I  say  about  my  darling Wife other  then she the  most understanding partner A  person  could  ever  have . She  the  new  Love  of  my  life and  she  supports  my  "Cross dressing  "  Fully .  I  feel so  "Blessed" to  have  found someone to  share  my  life and  my  Fem  things  with  . I  feel  like this  is a  New  beginning  a  New Life for  "Karen' and  I  can t  wait  to  see how All this  turns  out !  
    129 Posted by Karen Tea
  • Hello  my  Sisters !  Its  been a few  months  since  I  last wrote about  any thing  new but  here Goes ! Cross dressing for me  has  always been something that I had to  hide from  my  friends and  mostly my  Mother. My  Mom  knew  that  I  liked dressing up but she  never  showed  much support of  it over  the  years . It  was hard  at first from the  age  of  17 but  as  time  when on my  love  for  it  grew. I ve  been  dressing  up from the  beginning with no  help from anyone and  I am proud that  I  did  it  this way . Since  I  started  on this journey  of  what  I  called  it  "Undercover Womanhood " I  ve  learned a lot  about  myself and  some  of the  reasons Why  I  like "Cross dressing " . Its  has  all ways  been a  way  for  me to  express my  female feelings but  it  has  all so  been a way  to  express  my  sexual side too. A  good  sister  of  mine  from this  Site once  asked  me  this  question "Do  I  dress  because  I  like having sex when wearing  a  dress or  do  I  dress  because  I  want  to  be a  Woman ?   This  question has followed  me  since I  was  asked  this way  back  in  2010 . To  be  honest  I  did  not know  how  to  awnser this  question until now but  at that  time I  did  like  having  "Sex"  in a  dress . Now  that  so  much  has  passed my  needs and wants have  changed and one  thing that  has  changed for  me was the  fact  I  don't have  to  hide "Karen" from  my  Mother . In  December of  2018  I  lost  her  to  Cancer and  my  world  changed forever . We  all  knew  that  her  time  on this  earth was  ending and  she  tried  her  best  to  make  it as  "painless" as  possible on  me and  my  family .  One  day  she  said  to  me " my  time  here  will come and  out  of the  blue she  told  me  I  could  have  All her  dresses . It  blew  me away that  day  she  said this  to  me and  if she  only  knew about  the  time  I  stole one  of  her  dresses and  had  it  for  2  years .  I  miss  My  Mom dearly  and  to  Honor  her  memory  When  I  know  dress up  I  wear  Perfume . This  something that  I  have  never  done  since  I  started to  dress up . As  I  said before I  ve  learned  to  dress up and do  my  own make  up  on my  own but  soon I  will have  some  much welcomed help  my  soon  to  be Wife .  What  can  I  say  about  my  darling Wife other  then she the  most understanding partner A  person  could  ever  have . She  the  new  Love  of  my  life and  she  supports  my  "Cross dressing  "  Fully .  I  feel so  "Blessed" to  have  found someone to  share  my  life and  my  Fem  things  with  . I  feel  like this  is a  New  beginning  a  New Life for  "Karen' and  I  can t  wait  to  see how All this  turns  out !  
    Jul 15, 2019 129
  • 24 Jun 2019
    I was at a Car Show / Wine Tasting event this last weekend and it brought back some sweet memories of when I was growing up.  I was lucky enough to have a great job at 17 years old and saved up for my dream car at the time. It was a Pontiac Firebird.  (This pic a stock photo).   I remember falling madly in love with a girl I wanted to marry in it.  That turned out not to be in the cards.  She wanted more, but I was afraid to come out to her as Michelle. I often wonder if she would have been willing to be best friends with me as Michelle. Of course back then lesbian couples or same-sex marriage wasn't tolerated. Still I have very fond memories of her and the car.   Question:  So Girls, what car carried you through those early years and what was your fondest memory?   Hugs, Michelle Lynn
    157 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • I was at a Car Show / Wine Tasting event this last weekend and it brought back some sweet memories of when I was growing up.  I was lucky enough to have a great job at 17 years old and saved up for my dream car at the time. It was a Pontiac Firebird.  (This pic a stock photo).   I remember falling madly in love with a girl I wanted to marry in it.  That turned out not to be in the cards.  She wanted more, but I was afraid to come out to her as Michelle. I often wonder if she would have been willing to be best friends with me as Michelle. Of course back then lesbian couples or same-sex marriage wasn't tolerated. Still I have very fond memories of her and the car.   Question:  So Girls, what car carried you through those early years and what was your fondest memory?   Hugs, Michelle Lynn
    Jun 24, 2019 157
  • 12 Jun 2019
    Hi Girls,     I thought about titling this blog post "A Girl in Heat", but realized thats misleading. It is extremely HOT here in the SF BAy area this week.   Yesterday, it got to 105 degrees f. Today is expected to get to 100 degrees. Unless I want to imitate a strip of bacon, it's time to stay indoors with the air conditioning on, a glass of wine and a book to read.    It does bring up the question:    Is there any kind of makeup that can stay on without running or melting? Any suggestions?   Hugs, Michelle Lynn  
    171 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Hi Girls,     I thought about titling this blog post "A Girl in Heat", but realized thats misleading. It is extremely HOT here in the SF BAy area this week.   Yesterday, it got to 105 degrees f. Today is expected to get to 100 degrees. Unless I want to imitate a strip of bacon, it's time to stay indoors with the air conditioning on, a glass of wine and a book to read.    It does bring up the question:    Is there any kind of makeup that can stay on without running or melting? Any suggestions?   Hugs, Michelle Lynn  
    Jun 12, 2019 171
  • 08 Jun 2019
    Hi All,   Yesterday, I spent time hiking in a place called "Big Trees National Park" here in Northern California.  My doctor wants me to walk at least 30-45 minutes  a day to rehab my knee.  So I decided to do that in interesting places near me.  Today it was Big Trees.  I am so amazed at how beautiful the place was.  Next time I'll bring a book and just spend time taking in the beauty and reading among the forest.   Michelle Lynn    
    165 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Hi All,   Yesterday, I spent time hiking in a place called "Big Trees National Park" here in Northern California.  My doctor wants me to walk at least 30-45 minutes  a day to rehab my knee.  So I decided to do that in interesting places near me.  Today it was Big Trees.  I am so amazed at how beautiful the place was.  Next time I'll bring a book and just spend time taking in the beauty and reading among the forest.   Michelle Lynn    
    Jun 08, 2019 165
  • 31 May 2019
    Hi Everyone,   I promised to post a weekly update on my weigh loss progress. This is so you girls can keep me accountable and on track. As of 5/30, I've lost an additional 3 pounds, for a total of 13 pounds.  Additionally, my blood pressure dropped by 10 points as well.   I was a bit disappointed, after that great 1st week loss (10 pounds), but 3-4 pounds per week is what my doctor said was a healthy weight loss target for me. So I'm still on track .   In addition to the diet, I've started exercising on a stationary bike.  I was told to keep it light for a couple of weeks (15-20 min per day) , as my knee is healing - the original reason I saw my doctor. So, till next week, when I'll do a weigh-in at the end of the week. Hopefully, I'll lose 4 pounds. Warm Regards, Michelle Lynn   PS - Keeping my eye on that cute dress I want to fit into.        
    139 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Hi Everyone,   I promised to post a weekly update on my weigh loss progress. This is so you girls can keep me accountable and on track. As of 5/30, I've lost an additional 3 pounds, for a total of 13 pounds.  Additionally, my blood pressure dropped by 10 points as well.   I was a bit disappointed, after that great 1st week loss (10 pounds), but 3-4 pounds per week is what my doctor said was a healthy weight loss target for me. So I'm still on track .   In addition to the diet, I've started exercising on a stationary bike.  I was told to keep it light for a couple of weeks (15-20 min per day) , as my knee is healing - the original reason I saw my doctor. So, till next week, when I'll do a weigh-in at the end of the week. Hopefully, I'll lose 4 pounds. Warm Regards, Michelle Lynn   PS - Keeping my eye on that cute dress I want to fit into.        
    May 31, 2019 139
  • 23 May 2019
    Today, I let my inner self out to take over. For the first time in years, I feel an absolutely wonderful and warm feeling all over.  My heart just wants to shout with joy. The real me asked "Why did you wait so long?", you know I've been here all along.   It's funny how we let the day to day business of living drowned out our inner joy and force us to accept compromises. Thats now finished!  As I sit here typing, there is a warmth of knowing the freedom that I can be whoever I want to be.  Sure, there may be setbacks, complications and adjustments, but that should not deter me from being who I truly am.    I am Michelle , a beautiful women. I should stop hiding myself, and start living as my true self. So now I resolve to take active steps to make that a reality.    A Woman bubbling with joy,   Michelle Lynn
    159 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Today, I let my inner self out to take over. For the first time in years, I feel an absolutely wonderful and warm feeling all over.  My heart just wants to shout with joy. The real me asked "Why did you wait so long?", you know I've been here all along.   It's funny how we let the day to day business of living drowned out our inner joy and force us to accept compromises. Thats now finished!  As I sit here typing, there is a warmth of knowing the freedom that I can be whoever I want to be.  Sure, there may be setbacks, complications and adjustments, but that should not deter me from being who I truly am.    I am Michelle , a beautiful women. I should stop hiding myself, and start living as my true self. So now I resolve to take active steps to make that a reality.    A Woman bubbling with joy,   Michelle Lynn
    May 23, 2019 159
  • 23 May 2019
    Hello Ladies - Though 2109 is only in May I decided to stop in and give an important update and evolution of the life and times of the Galaxy Girl - who is really Briana Andromeda Purcell - more on that as we read - and thank you for stopping by for a read. A friend of mine noted at the start of the year when we were all giving each other well wishes for the New Year this year that I would have an awesome year. I would love to wish so, am ever the optimist, yet there is always a taint of realistic skepticism in there too. Nevertheless she was spot on and this year is thus far far more than I could have even imagined. First, from last May when I first revealed myself to a dozen or so people from high school some 30+ years after high school and had an overwhelmingly positive response - and in time to this year the numbers of friends on facebook has grown to nearly 50 with nearly 20 from here at Gender Society even. One of my gal pals here noted I was very adverse to facebook - I responded - it took both me and the people I met to open that door and all things went better than imagined.  I see friends several times each month at restaurants, we go shopping, and I have even had the great pleasure to spending the day at some of my friends homes - making meals, talking all day, going on walks, and having meals with the whole of the family. I share a soup with one friend another friend and I created at her house - it is awesome - chicken/lentil/rice soup. My friends  and I have taken walks on nature trails and the like as well.  I felt that the development of my body was very good at first last year, then it seemed to slow and seemed a bit sad for me. I contacted my doctor who consulted with others as well and all agreed actually things are on track. Once again women, like my aforementioned friends in the prior paragraphs, were spot on. Always go with the gal instinct I find not just from them, but from me as well - it is certainly growing deeply ( more on this later ). Needless to say within days of that doctor talk suddenly my body has accelerated and am curvier, very feminine in form from head to toe beyond what I could imagine. One gal pal says she envies my arms - they are perfect she noted. This growth and change includes the breasts as would be expected - wow! The hormones ( now nearing 2 years in the next few months ). I have been out in no less than 7 different dresses - my gal pals are wowed by this. I had so many hidden treasures from the past I never had nerve to wear years ago. And with this emerging body - the feeling is so uplifting, satisfying - I dare even call myself beautiful - and know full well it extends to the whole of my being to my core - to the girl I have always been.  I spend each and every day as a woman with no exception. My common daily attire is actually a skirt. I have worn a skirt on average nearly 6 out of every 7 days since August of last year - come rain or shine. At my  bank, the store I regularly shop at there are clerks and managers who call out 'Hi Briana'. I have been noted as female by each and every person I encounter with no exception - name, pronouns, and all. At the regular restaurant my gal pals, my physics teacher, and I visit often we are well known there and have our waiter Bill always - he is the kindest and coolest - often takes the group photos for us so I can post them. I have been to have my tires changes, my oil changed, a muffler put on ( 3 different places ), going to florist, hardware stores, and more and more. It is an every day, every place, every situation where I am me. In this time I have grown not just physically but emotionally, mentally, even spiritually. All of my friends see it and note it too. It is an incredible awakening or rebirth as my physics teacher noted - he too is on a journey of spirituality in his life and he and I often have talks for hours at a time on all sorts of soul related matters.  This fact - that transitioning is not just bringing to the surface the girl deep inside and showing off via outfits and physical form but instead is the evolution of the whole spirit of the girl that I am. I experience all things emotionally along with deep mental connections and express myself very well.  My gal pals are great emotional bounds with all sorts of conversations and we are supportive of each other in many ways. My friends have literally I feel been life savers for me. I see me emerging, blossoming, and becoming in large part due to their presence. Coming out to oneself is the first most critical day in a transgender woman's life, but then the next big day is coming out to and finding a core True Tribe, as we call ourselves, set of gal pals that effects one another and allows oneself to grow and glow I feel and this is my case. Being in the presence of such good souls has allowed me to blossom and this is awesome.  As I noted previously I am even seeking employment where I apply with my name, Briana. This is still an ongoing quest - there are a number of open positions being evaluated with this writing. I have applied to no less than 5 universities and as many as a dozen positions as well. One of my closest friends for decades of time, a PhD himself even penned a letter of recommendation for me to his alma mater - I was in tears. ( I find cute kittens, thinking about friends, and the like brings on these crying episodes regularly ).  This has led me to finally standing full and strong and with the help of my physics teacher - we have undertaken a journey whereby I will be Briana Andromeda Purcell now and forever more in name legally. I just mailed today the official paperwork after applying to the necessary court system and being fingerprinted too. Still more steps to go, but I am me always. There is no greater feeling of wholeness, confidence, happiness, depth, and energy of just pure joy than being your whole self at all times in all ways and being acknowledged and accepted by such warm, caring, friends. As I noted to them - I was a dormant seed and now am in a blooming mode through them.  This awakening and awareness has prompted me to look not just the past, not just the present, but the future. Seeking employment is clearly in that camp, but it is much more than that. I am looking in to doing artwork in glass and some other abstract pieces that extend from my being, my feelings, and creativity that is growing too. Next month I plan to attend a glass class to look into this with one of my gal pals. I am looking into knitting an crocheting too for art projects and the like. Also I am re-developing my previously written books with my voice in it moreover ( since they were published as the guy I had to pretend to be for so long ) and am in the process of crafting a story of my transitioning while including in it composites of transgenders and the issues we face in our journeys as I have witnessed them or brushed up against them too. I began a rough outline of a fictional account a few years back and decided to reopen that file - and guess what - speaking from my heart, my soul - there is my voice - I wrote a couple of pages in minutes without even batting an eye. This is what I am referring to in the full evolution I am encountering and embracing in my womanhood and becoming the woman I am. I can speak from my heart and soul.  I am even looking to being a spokeswoman for young people in terms of positive messages and bringing along being transgender and seeking to build bridges. This along with my art projects, teaching prospects in colleges, and the like. I have allowed my feelings and mind to seek to be who I can be so as to be the positive energy I have inside and can share with others.  Always embracing great health, hope, harmony, and happiness that I often wish others. Always living as I have seen myself, the woman I am, Briana Andromeda Purcell, the Galaxy Girl all my life.  Thank you for the time in reading this. Thank you Gender Society which I recommend often to others as I encounter them due to your support and the great people here that gave me the initial confidence I needed so long ago and has helped me arrive here and move ever forward. All the best to each of you in your journey. Note there are days I feel sad, blue, and there are some bumps in the road hither and tither but at the core I am always myself and you know what? That is all I need and the knowledge that the sun comes up again tomorrow. In the long run all the good will outweigh the bad because I only radiate positive vibes all the time.  I find myself in a state of happy self all the time - fully being the girl, the Galaxy Girl at that, has been the single most important thing in all of my life. I wish for each of you joy, wholeness, good caring friends and love in your journey. I have found this and so much more thus far and will write more as the journey continues. I have been very blessed.  I feel these photos show just how much radiant joy there is inside and it beams out to the whole of the world, even galaxy ( nickname teehee ), if not the cosmos as well. They are taken by friends - no better picture than that I feel.  Love, Briana Andromeda Purcell - the one and only Galaxy Girl - always and evermore  
    161 Posted by Briana Purcell
  • Hello Ladies - Though 2109 is only in May I decided to stop in and give an important update and evolution of the life and times of the Galaxy Girl - who is really Briana Andromeda Purcell - more on that as we read - and thank you for stopping by for a read. A friend of mine noted at the start of the year when we were all giving each other well wishes for the New Year this year that I would have an awesome year. I would love to wish so, am ever the optimist, yet there is always a taint of realistic skepticism in there too. Nevertheless she was spot on and this year is thus far far more than I could have even imagined. First, from last May when I first revealed myself to a dozen or so people from high school some 30+ years after high school and had an overwhelmingly positive response - and in time to this year the numbers of friends on facebook has grown to nearly 50 with nearly 20 from here at Gender Society even. One of my gal pals here noted I was very adverse to facebook - I responded - it took both me and the people I met to open that door and all things went better than imagined.  I see friends several times each month at restaurants, we go shopping, and I have even had the great pleasure to spending the day at some of my friends homes - making meals, talking all day, going on walks, and having meals with the whole of the family. I share a soup with one friend another friend and I created at her house - it is awesome - chicken/lentil/rice soup. My friends  and I have taken walks on nature trails and the like as well.  I felt that the development of my body was very good at first last year, then it seemed to slow and seemed a bit sad for me. I contacted my doctor who consulted with others as well and all agreed actually things are on track. Once again women, like my aforementioned friends in the prior paragraphs, were spot on. Always go with the gal instinct I find not just from them, but from me as well - it is certainly growing deeply ( more on this later ). Needless to say within days of that doctor talk suddenly my body has accelerated and am curvier, very feminine in form from head to toe beyond what I could imagine. One gal pal says she envies my arms - they are perfect she noted. This growth and change includes the breasts as would be expected - wow! The hormones ( now nearing 2 years in the next few months ). I have been out in no less than 7 different dresses - my gal pals are wowed by this. I had so many hidden treasures from the past I never had nerve to wear years ago. And with this emerging body - the feeling is so uplifting, satisfying - I dare even call myself beautiful - and know full well it extends to the whole of my being to my core - to the girl I have always been.  I spend each and every day as a woman with no exception. My common daily attire is actually a skirt. I have worn a skirt on average nearly 6 out of every 7 days since August of last year - come rain or shine. At my  bank, the store I regularly shop at there are clerks and managers who call out 'Hi Briana'. I have been noted as female by each and every person I encounter with no exception - name, pronouns, and all. At the regular restaurant my gal pals, my physics teacher, and I visit often we are well known there and have our waiter Bill always - he is the kindest and coolest - often takes the group photos for us so I can post them. I have been to have my tires changes, my oil changed, a muffler put on ( 3 different places ), going to florist, hardware stores, and more and more. It is an every day, every place, every situation where I am me. In this time I have grown not just physically but emotionally, mentally, even spiritually. All of my friends see it and note it too. It is an incredible awakening or rebirth as my physics teacher noted - he too is on a journey of spirituality in his life and he and I often have talks for hours at a time on all sorts of soul related matters.  This fact - that transitioning is not just bringing to the surface the girl deep inside and showing off via outfits and physical form but instead is the evolution of the whole spirit of the girl that I am. I experience all things emotionally along with deep mental connections and express myself very well.  My gal pals are great emotional bounds with all sorts of conversations and we are supportive of each other in many ways. My friends have literally I feel been life savers for me. I see me emerging, blossoming, and becoming in large part due to their presence. Coming out to oneself is the first most critical day in a transgender woman's life, but then the next big day is coming out to and finding a core True Tribe, as we call ourselves, set of gal pals that effects one another and allows oneself to grow and glow I feel and this is my case. Being in the presence of such good souls has allowed me to blossom and this is awesome.  As I noted previously I am even seeking employment where I apply with my name, Briana. This is still an ongoing quest - there are a number of open positions being evaluated with this writing. I have applied to no less than 5 universities and as many as a dozen positions as well. One of my closest friends for decades of time, a PhD himself even penned a letter of recommendation for me to his alma mater - I was in tears. ( I find cute kittens, thinking about friends, and the like brings on these crying episodes regularly ).  This has led me to finally standing full and strong and with the help of my physics teacher - we have undertaken a journey whereby I will be Briana Andromeda Purcell now and forever more in name legally. I just mailed today the official paperwork after applying to the necessary court system and being fingerprinted too. Still more steps to go, but I am me always. There is no greater feeling of wholeness, confidence, happiness, depth, and energy of just pure joy than being your whole self at all times in all ways and being acknowledged and accepted by such warm, caring, friends. As I noted to them - I was a dormant seed and now am in a blooming mode through them.  This awakening and awareness has prompted me to look not just the past, not just the present, but the future. Seeking employment is clearly in that camp, but it is much more than that. I am looking in to doing artwork in glass and some other abstract pieces that extend from my being, my feelings, and creativity that is growing too. Next month I plan to attend a glass class to look into this with one of my gal pals. I am looking into knitting an crocheting too for art projects and the like. Also I am re-developing my previously written books with my voice in it moreover ( since they were published as the guy I had to pretend to be for so long ) and am in the process of crafting a story of my transitioning while including in it composites of transgenders and the issues we face in our journeys as I have witnessed them or brushed up against them too. I began a rough outline of a fictional account a few years back and decided to reopen that file - and guess what - speaking from my heart, my soul - there is my voice - I wrote a couple of pages in minutes without even batting an eye. This is what I am referring to in the full evolution I am encountering and embracing in my womanhood and becoming the woman I am. I can speak from my heart and soul.  I am even looking to being a spokeswoman for young people in terms of positive messages and bringing along being transgender and seeking to build bridges. This along with my art projects, teaching prospects in colleges, and the like. I have allowed my feelings and mind to seek to be who I can be so as to be the positive energy I have inside and can share with others.  Always embracing great health, hope, harmony, and happiness that I often wish others. Always living as I have seen myself, the woman I am, Briana Andromeda Purcell, the Galaxy Girl all my life.  Thank you for the time in reading this. Thank you Gender Society which I recommend often to others as I encounter them due to your support and the great people here that gave me the initial confidence I needed so long ago and has helped me arrive here and move ever forward. All the best to each of you in your journey. Note there are days I feel sad, blue, and there are some bumps in the road hither and tither but at the core I am always myself and you know what? That is all I need and the knowledge that the sun comes up again tomorrow. In the long run all the good will outweigh the bad because I only radiate positive vibes all the time.  I find myself in a state of happy self all the time - fully being the girl, the Galaxy Girl at that, has been the single most important thing in all of my life. I wish for each of you joy, wholeness, good caring friends and love in your journey. I have found this and so much more thus far and will write more as the journey continues. I have been very blessed.  I feel these photos show just how much radiant joy there is inside and it beams out to the whole of the world, even galaxy ( nickname teehee ), if not the cosmos as well. They are taken by friends - no better picture than that I feel.  Love, Briana Andromeda Purcell - the one and only Galaxy Girl - always and evermore  
    May 23, 2019 161