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  • 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
    6 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 6
  • 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  
    5 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 5
  • 21 May 2019
    Good morning!  It is a rainy day today here in the San Francisco Bay area. A day for staying in and relaxing. I recently finished a consulting contract, so I'm taking some time to relax before my next deal. It is good to just relax and enjoy just being the real me!   In my dreams I engage my next client as the real me (Michelle), instead of her "brother". A purge set me back quite a bit, in terms of cloths, makeup , shoes, and confidence. I don't really have any office appropriate attire yet, and I have to rebuild my confidence to go out, be in public, and work in a client office.   So once I've restocked my wardrobe and gained some more confidence, I'll would like to start doing consulting as the real me, not my silly "brother".   Michelle Lynn
    11 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Good morning!  It is a rainy day today here in the San Francisco Bay area. A day for staying in and relaxing. I recently finished a consulting contract, so I'm taking some time to relax before my next deal. It is good to just relax and enjoy just being the real me!   In my dreams I engage my next client as the real me (Michelle), instead of her "brother". A purge set me back quite a bit, in terms of cloths, makeup , shoes, and confidence. I don't really have any office appropriate attire yet, and I have to rebuild my confidence to go out, be in public, and work in a client office.   So once I've restocked my wardrobe and gained some more confidence, I'll would like to start doing consulting as the real me, not my silly "brother".   Michelle Lynn
    May 21, 2019 11
  • 18 May 2019
    Hi Everyone,   On Tuesday of this week, I visited my doctor because my left knee was bothering me. It turns out I had gained too much weight for my small skeletal frame. So I got placed on a strict diet and the doctor also prescribed a water pill to go along with my blood pressure meds.  The doctor wanted to see me on Friday (today) to see my progress (knee, water retention and weight loss).   I was amazed.  Since Tuesday, I lost a total of 10 pounds.  I suspect 6 of those pounds were due to the water pills, but 4 of the pounds were from diet and light exercise.  I'm going to see my doctor every week for the next 5 or 6 weeks to check on my progress for the knee as well as weight loss.    I've decided to post my weight loss progress here and let you girls hold me accountable. I will post my progress each Friday (San Francisco time). Anyone want to join me in this weight loss challenge?   My Progress Starting week 1 - lost 10 pounds. ( 4 from diet & exercise) Goal for each remaining week 3-4 pounds. My target is to shed a total of 25 pounds.  Hugs, Michelle Lynn
    21 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Hi Everyone,   On Tuesday of this week, I visited my doctor because my left knee was bothering me. It turns out I had gained too much weight for my small skeletal frame. So I got placed on a strict diet and the doctor also prescribed a water pill to go along with my blood pressure meds.  The doctor wanted to see me on Friday (today) to see my progress (knee, water retention and weight loss).   I was amazed.  Since Tuesday, I lost a total of 10 pounds.  I suspect 6 of those pounds were due to the water pills, but 4 of the pounds were from diet and light exercise.  I'm going to see my doctor every week for the next 5 or 6 weeks to check on my progress for the knee as well as weight loss.    I've decided to post my weight loss progress here and let you girls hold me accountable. I will post my progress each Friday (San Francisco time). Anyone want to join me in this weight loss challenge?   My Progress Starting week 1 - lost 10 pounds. ( 4 from diet & exercise) Goal for each remaining week 3-4 pounds. My target is to shed a total of 25 pounds.  Hugs, Michelle Lynn
    May 18, 2019 21
  • 15 May 2019
    Hi Everyone,   I'm making progress on reacquiring my Michelle stuff.  My progress so far:   1. New undergarments -  Didn't realize how much a body can change after 3 years. Unfortunately,  I jumped 2 sizes (sad).  Pulled out my old NordicTrack and started a diet. I plan on slimming down and losing 10-15 pounds.   2. New Wig - My old wig was a cute shoulder length wig. It was light brown with some red highlights. I decided to go with a longer (mid shoulder blade) wig. It is medium brown, with lots of curls.   3. New Silicone Breast forms - My old ones made me a "B" cup.  The new ones fill out a "C" cup nicely. I decided to be a bit more bold as Michelle.   4. Cloths - All my old favorite things were gone.  As I searched for replacements, it was sad to note that I could not find similar replacements.  I'm going slow here because I hope to slim down before making major purchases.  However, I did get 3 pair of nice leggings, some cami's, a pair of denim shorts, and a couple of cute tops. (Summer in Northern California can he cold in the morning and hot by noon). Finally, a Girlfriend of mine told me, she does have a couple of dresses of mine I can have back.   5. Shoes - My old shoes were cute Mary Jane's, some Ballet flats, and 3" High heels. As I looked at girls my age at the mall, they were wearing either cute sandal style shoes, or simple athletic shoes. Not very stylish, even at the high end fashion malls here. I'm going to do a bit of hunting to see if I can find some nice open-toed Mary Janes, some pumps and high heels.  All depends on my budget.   6. Makeup kit - I used to use Bare Minerals makeup, but now I need a better foundation and something to hide my aging lines.  For now, my profile picture,  I used Crayons as my makeup. However, it does show my happy feeling inside.   What makeup do you older girls (my age) use? I hope I didn't bore you, as I restock my Michelle things.    Best Regards, Michelle Lynn
    21 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Hi Everyone,   I'm making progress on reacquiring my Michelle stuff.  My progress so far:   1. New undergarments -  Didn't realize how much a body can change after 3 years. Unfortunately,  I jumped 2 sizes (sad).  Pulled out my old NordicTrack and started a diet. I plan on slimming down and losing 10-15 pounds.   2. New Wig - My old wig was a cute shoulder length wig. It was light brown with some red highlights. I decided to go with a longer (mid shoulder blade) wig. It is medium brown, with lots of curls.   3. New Silicone Breast forms - My old ones made me a "B" cup.  The new ones fill out a "C" cup nicely. I decided to be a bit more bold as Michelle.   4. Cloths - All my old favorite things were gone.  As I searched for replacements, it was sad to note that I could not find similar replacements.  I'm going slow here because I hope to slim down before making major purchases.  However, I did get 3 pair of nice leggings, some cami's, a pair of denim shorts, and a couple of cute tops. (Summer in Northern California can he cold in the morning and hot by noon). Finally, a Girlfriend of mine told me, she does have a couple of dresses of mine I can have back.   5. Shoes - My old shoes were cute Mary Jane's, some Ballet flats, and 3" High heels. As I looked at girls my age at the mall, they were wearing either cute sandal style shoes, or simple athletic shoes. Not very stylish, even at the high end fashion malls here. I'm going to do a bit of hunting to see if I can find some nice open-toed Mary Janes, some pumps and high heels.  All depends on my budget.   6. Makeup kit - I used to use Bare Minerals makeup, but now I need a better foundation and something to hide my aging lines.  For now, my profile picture,  I used Crayons as my makeup. However, it does show my happy feeling inside.   What makeup do you older girls (my age) use? I hope I didn't bore you, as I restock my Michelle things.    Best Regards, Michelle Lynn
    May 15, 2019 21
  • 24 Apr 2019
    Well its been a long winter for me and in my last blog  I wrote about the lose of my  Mother .  I ve had some tough times before but nothing like I had this past Winter . It's true That I live in the "Great White North "  and  this winter I was reminded of this .  We got so much snow that it reminded me of years gone by when you go so much snow it made things difficult .  Somedays was a  "Challenge " for me  physically and for good reason … I slipped and fell on some black Ice and tore my quad MCL from the right knee bone .  Never in my life had I ever suffered such pain as this and physical challenges before . After spending 3 days in hospital and doing repair surgery I made it home and I had to face my first challenge .  In order to gain entry to my home I have 6 steps to my front door and it was one  painful climb but with help . Then it was the daily tasks of how to manage to do things in my home alone and with use of a walker one painful step at a time .  My First night at home was hard because I slept on a waterbed and I could not get comphy because the pain I was in . The hardest part was when I had to get up to use the washroom at the other end of the house and I could not get out of bed . It was a good thing that I remember how to shimmy myself over to my office chair and then to my walker . Its been three months now since this all has unfolded till now  and I am in a knee brace now . I hoping to be walking better without  a limp and a  "click" sound from the brace soon .  All this has not stopped me  from "Dressing " and beeing me but it has made me abit leery of falling and hurting myself .  I should mention that I had fallen a seconed time two weeks after surgery and tore the repair that was done so I had to re do everything . All so I had fallen at the hospital as I was heading to the triage and smacked my right hand on the concrete floor  and factured and dis located my right thumb . I'm happy that the Dr that redid my repair all so fixed my thumb as I was a sleep .  So I'm hoping from now  on that things go better for me and no more  snow  till December !! 
    72 Posted by Karen Tea
  • Well its been a long winter for me and in my last blog  I wrote about the lose of my  Mother .  I ve had some tough times before but nothing like I had this past Winter . It's true That I live in the "Great White North "  and  this winter I was reminded of this .  We got so much snow that it reminded me of years gone by when you go so much snow it made things difficult .  Somedays was a  "Challenge " for me  physically and for good reason … I slipped and fell on some black Ice and tore my quad MCL from the right knee bone .  Never in my life had I ever suffered such pain as this and physical challenges before . After spending 3 days in hospital and doing repair surgery I made it home and I had to face my first challenge .  In order to gain entry to my home I have 6 steps to my front door and it was one  painful climb but with help . Then it was the daily tasks of how to manage to do things in my home alone and with use of a walker one painful step at a time .  My First night at home was hard because I slept on a waterbed and I could not get comphy because the pain I was in . The hardest part was when I had to get up to use the washroom at the other end of the house and I could not get out of bed . It was a good thing that I remember how to shimmy myself over to my office chair and then to my walker . Its been three months now since this all has unfolded till now  and I am in a knee brace now . I hoping to be walking better without  a limp and a  "click" sound from the brace soon .  All this has not stopped me  from "Dressing " and beeing me but it has made me abit leery of falling and hurting myself .  I should mention that I had fallen a seconed time two weeks after surgery and tore the repair that was done so I had to re do everything . All so I had fallen at the hospital as I was heading to the triage and smacked my right hand on the concrete floor  and factured and dis located my right thumb . I'm happy that the Dr that redid my repair all so fixed my thumb as I was a sleep .  So I'm hoping from now  on that things go better for me and no more  snow  till December !! 
    Apr 24, 2019 72
  • 20 Apr 2019
    Reposting a poem I wrote a few years ago about how I feel inside....
    45 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Reposting a poem I wrote a few years ago about how I feel inside....
    Apr 20, 2019 45
  • 20 Apr 2019
    Hi Everyone, I'm a former GS member, returning and hopefully reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances. Since my previous posts no longer exist, I thought it would be good to start with my story:  Like many of you here, I knew I was TG at early age (7) , but found it impossible to act upon it. I became very good at hiding who I was, but always had this storm raging inside me. There were the episodes of "borrowing" my mothers cloths and dressing up, but that was not a real help.  I also sometimes wondered if I was just trying to be Michelle as an elaborate way to masterbate and not a true reflection of my inner self. This doubt went away, as I realized that the storm inside me subsided and became a calm meadow or a peaceful pond. Any thought of masterbation while dressed, went away. My heart was telling me that I was most at peace as Michelle and it was my true feeling inside.     My social life has had few male friends in it. I simply didn't share the interests that guys enjoy. However, I've always had alot of female friends that I loved spending time with. Instead, music, cooking, photography, skating, computers, and writing became my interests. I still remember wanting so much to wear one of those cute skating skirts and just be me in the skating rink.   As I grew older, social pressure to conform grew bigger and bigger. So I suppressed Michelle and tried to adopt some of the male interests. I started to date women (as a male), but started to over compensate.  They became targets for sex, which caused me pain.  As I was making love as a male, inside, I imagined it was me as the girl. Then I met my future wife.   I fell for her, but didn't know what to do. We dated for 5 years and eventually got married. I buried Michelle even deeper and didn't tell my wife about Michelle until years later, when it became unbearable to keep my secret.   I handled revealing Michelle to her badly. I simply got dressed as Michelle one day and met her (as Michelle) when she got home. She was devastated. She moved out for about a week and then came back.came back.  She said she didn't want to see me as Michelle, but understood my issues.    A sort of detente was reached. I could be Michelle, but not to flaunt it in her face.   We also worked on the "Trust" issues of not having told her about that part of me in the first place.     Today, I work from my home office (as Michelle) and present as my male alter ego when my wife wants to do anything.  It's not ideal, as my original plan was to fully transition and live as the true me, but I love my wife.   So, Thats my story.   Linda T, I noticed you posting was from 2014.  What has happened since then?   Hugs, Michelle Lynn
    40 Posted by Michelle Lynn
  • Hi Everyone, I'm a former GS member, returning and hopefully reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances. Since my previous posts no longer exist, I thought it would be good to start with my story:  Like many of you here, I knew I was TG at early age (7) , but found it impossible to act upon it. I became very good at hiding who I was, but always had this storm raging inside me. There were the episodes of "borrowing" my mothers cloths and dressing up, but that was not a real help.  I also sometimes wondered if I was just trying to be Michelle as an elaborate way to masterbate and not a true reflection of my inner self. This doubt went away, as I realized that the storm inside me subsided and became a calm meadow or a peaceful pond. Any thought of masterbation while dressed, went away. My heart was telling me that I was most at peace as Michelle and it was my true feeling inside.     My social life has had few male friends in it. I simply didn't share the interests that guys enjoy. However, I've always had alot of female friends that I loved spending time with. Instead, music, cooking, photography, skating, computers, and writing became my interests. I still remember wanting so much to wear one of those cute skating skirts and just be me in the skating rink.   As I grew older, social pressure to conform grew bigger and bigger. So I suppressed Michelle and tried to adopt some of the male interests. I started to date women (as a male), but started to over compensate.  They became targets for sex, which caused me pain.  As I was making love as a male, inside, I imagined it was me as the girl. Then I met my future wife.   I fell for her, but didn't know what to do. We dated for 5 years and eventually got married. I buried Michelle even deeper and didn't tell my wife about Michelle until years later, when it became unbearable to keep my secret.   I handled revealing Michelle to her badly. I simply got dressed as Michelle one day and met her (as Michelle) when she got home. She was devastated. She moved out for about a week and then came back.came back.  She said she didn't want to see me as Michelle, but understood my issues.    A sort of detente was reached. I could be Michelle, but not to flaunt it in her face.   We also worked on the "Trust" issues of not having told her about that part of me in the first place.     Today, I work from my home office (as Michelle) and present as my male alter ego when my wife wants to do anything.  It's not ideal, as my original plan was to fully transition and live as the true me, but I love my wife.   So, Thats my story.   Linda T, I noticed you posting was from 2014.  What has happened since then?   Hugs, Michelle Lynn
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  • 29 Mar 2019
    Hello, it's been a little while since I last posted. I've recently been approved of getting T-shots from my endocrinologist, but I'm still having some doubts on whether they'll be helpful or not. For those who don't know, I have BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) so I'm a little worried once I take these a part of me will think I look even uglier? I'm really hoping that's not the case, but is it really worth the risk and money? I just can't decide... Any advice would be greatly appreciated. In all honesty... I'd rather be an "ugly" male than an attractive female, but... I still worry about how I'll react to the results. 
    79 Posted by Kris McKinley
  • Hello, it's been a little while since I last posted. I've recently been approved of getting T-shots from my endocrinologist, but I'm still having some doubts on whether they'll be helpful or not. For those who don't know, I have BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) so I'm a little worried once I take these a part of me will think I look even uglier? I'm really hoping that's not the case, but is it really worth the risk and money? I just can't decide... Any advice would be greatly appreciated. In all honesty... I'd rather be an "ugly" male than an attractive female, but... I still worry about how I'll react to the results. 
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  • 24 Jan 2019
    Hello Ladies - Galaxy Girl's annual post to wrap up 2018 and look ahead to 2019 - wow does time go by and Super wow, what a year 2018 was. I do not even know where to begin - At the start of 2018 I had one friend on facebook, a dear life-long friend who I did not have the nerve to tell my secret to. I had just told my doctor and therapist in 2017 and was now on hormones for 4 months at the start of that year - and things were certainly a changin' as it is said. More than physical it was emotional, even philosophical - I somehow had gained enormous confidence in myself and was quite out daily - nails were done, only women's clothes daily - even when encountering my parents ( that tale requires its own blog - it's weird ). I had gone to bed in Dec of 2017 with a single prayer - crying i asked for just one friend. Due to circumstances that science and probability cannot explain I stumbled across another tgirl and would you believe - she is in my graduating class and lived 3 blocks from me growing up! With now 2 friends on facebook and 1 who knows and 1 who does not, suddenly - before revealing myself a dozen or so high school friends requested friendship - I hesitantly said yes telling myself I want them to see my published books and maybe I can sell some. Deep down I knew this to be a lie. In my mind's eye I could see a table of a dozen of us there and only 2 know my secret - I couldn't deal with that and hated the lie - so best to do - read my last blog is it he letter I posted with pictures and the world has never been the same.  Friends have been enormously supportive, communicative, and we interact often - I even see my high school physics teacher at one or more restaurants monthly with conversations that last for hours on every topic imaginable - he is deeply caring, philosophical, intelligent and has the soul of a saint. My other friends have many similar tales of restaurants and such - this is a big thing to me - I'm totally out and they are there with me - great talks, hugs, conversations of jobs, kids, homes, pets, health, hopes and fears, and all other things too. One friend is a the dearest - she not only wanted to get together, she then asks 'so when is the coming out party' - which we organized at my parents house - can you believe it - my father even took pictures of me with my gal pals which we are the group that sees each other often. We went to restaurants, shopping, even have a cookathon at one of my friend's homes - note I have done of these things ever - I have not been to a restaurant in over 10 years for many reasons for example. My really close friend even bought me a dress ( after measuring me in a bathroom at one of our restaurant outings - teehee ). These friends have helped me mentally, emotionally, motivationally, and energy-wise beyond my imagination in more ways than I can even tell all of you here. My sister in law even whispered in my ear on Christmas Day - I have always wanted a sister - can you believe it??!! The year of 2018 I fully to my soul, my core, and my whole being I became and am Briana - the girl I have always been since age 5 and struggled with for over 40 years from that time until I came out to myself in 2012 and  began the progression to where I am today and ever moving forward. Last year was the quantum leap that solidified my whole being.  Now at the start of 2019 - Looking to a job - I have even applied to nearly 10 posted positions at 4 universities and guess what - as myself - Briana no less!! I have been and am on hormones for 1.3 years as of this writing and it certainly shows - the early photos long ago and now - I smile from ear to ear with sheer delight at all of the major and even minor changes - plus the overall total balance of my being - the serenity, harmony, overall sense of happiness and well-being that is through my whole person - I have no negative element in me at all - it is awesome. I have a number of friends from here on facebook - if you like - look me up and ask - that would be really cool.  This year has not only a job hunt and believe me success in the future but then on to other things - my therapist and another one for my letters for the operation and electrolysis and all things. Always reaching for the woman I am and living as the woman I am each and every moment of the day and in all years.  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 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. Hugs, Briana Purcell : )
    146 Posted by Briana Purcell
  • Hello Ladies - Galaxy Girl's annual post to wrap up 2018 and look ahead to 2019 - wow does time go by and Super wow, what a year 2018 was. I do not even know where to begin - At the start of 2018 I had one friend on facebook, a dear life-long friend who I did not have the nerve to tell my secret to. I had just told my doctor and therapist in 2017 and was now on hormones for 4 months at the start of that year - and things were certainly a changin' as it is said. More than physical it was emotional, even philosophical - I somehow had gained enormous confidence in myself and was quite out daily - nails were done, only women's clothes daily - even when encountering my parents ( that tale requires its own blog - it's weird ). I had gone to bed in Dec of 2017 with a single prayer - crying i asked for just one friend. Due to circumstances that science and probability cannot explain I stumbled across another tgirl and would you believe - she is in my graduating class and lived 3 blocks from me growing up! With now 2 friends on facebook and 1 who knows and 1 who does not, suddenly - before revealing myself a dozen or so high school friends requested friendship - I hesitantly said yes telling myself I want them to see my published books and maybe I can sell some. Deep down I knew this to be a lie. In my mind's eye I could see a table of a dozen of us there and only 2 know my secret - I couldn't deal with that and hated the lie - so best to do - read my last blog is it he letter I posted with pictures and the world has never been the same.  Friends have been enormously supportive, communicative, and we interact often - I even see my high school physics teacher at one or more restaurants monthly with conversations that last for hours on every topic imaginable - he is deeply caring, philosophical, intelligent and has the soul of a saint. My other friends have many similar tales of restaurants and such - this is a big thing to me - I'm totally out and they are there with me - great talks, hugs, conversations of jobs, kids, homes, pets, health, hopes and fears, and all other things too. One friend is a the dearest - she not only wanted to get together, she then asks 'so when is the coming out party' - which we organized at my parents house - can you believe it - my father even took pictures of me with my gal pals which we are the group that sees each other often. We went to restaurants, shopping, even have a cookathon at one of my friend's homes - note I have done of these things ever - I have not been to a restaurant in over 10 years for many reasons for example. My really close friend even bought me a dress ( after measuring me in a bathroom at one of our restaurant outings - teehee ). These friends have helped me mentally, emotionally, motivationally, and energy-wise beyond my imagination in more ways than I can even tell all of you here. My sister in law even whispered in my ear on Christmas Day - I have always wanted a sister - can you believe it??!! The year of 2018 I fully to my soul, my core, and my whole being I became and am Briana - the girl I have always been since age 5 and struggled with for over 40 years from that time until I came out to myself in 2012 and  began the progression to where I am today and ever moving forward. Last year was the quantum leap that solidified my whole being.  Now at the start of 2019 - Looking to a job - I have even applied to nearly 10 posted positions at 4 universities and guess what - as myself - Briana no less!! I have been and am on hormones for 1.3 years as of this writing and it certainly shows - the early photos long ago and now - I smile from ear to ear with sheer delight at all of the major and even minor changes - plus the overall total balance of my being - the serenity, harmony, overall sense of happiness and well-being that is through my whole person - I have no negative element in me at all - it is awesome. I have a number of friends from here on facebook - if you like - look me up and ask - that would be really cool.  This year has not only a job hunt and believe me success in the future but then on to other things - my therapist and another one for my letters for the operation and electrolysis and all things. Always reaching for the woman I am and living as the woman I am each and every moment of the day and in all years.  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 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. Hugs, Briana Purcell : )
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