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#100 (What’s So Special About It, Anyway?)

… Actually, a lot, in fact, so much, that instead of making one big, long post that will probably take me about an hour or more to put together, I’m going to go with a series of little posts, updating and bring people up to speed on what my world’s been like since the end of June, 2011 through now.

Yes, this is blog post #100 – 100 is a special anniversary (and usually something ground-shaking, as in episode #100 of Criminal Minds)

The bad news is, I’m still out of work, and my COBRA benefits have been yanked out from under me three months early, thanks to my previous employer shutting down operations completely.

The good news is, I’m continuing to take small (though somewhat imperceptible) steps to get my life reorganized, and of course, express myself, even if only being a part-time girl, but I am getting out there, at home, at restaurants, the gas station, the mall, the grocery store, wherever I can, blending in, and just being a woman like any other, out in the world.

Stay tuned – I will fill you in, but I wanted to break this “writers’ block,” and just say what I need to say, before things backlog any further than they’ve become.

Yes, I’m alive, I’m somewhat happier than I’ve been in previous months, and I have a general idea of what I need to do — I just need to get out there and to it.
It’s all about staying alive, healthy, active, and focused.

(Oh, I have tales to tell about where I’ve been, and photos to post – Some of them have been posted on Flickr and Facebook, and elsewhere!)

Stay tuned, darlings! ^_^;

#53 – Did You Read My Story? (If not, read this post.)

I’ve posted it here on that tab up at the top of my page, and even in a post in a private group I moderate on Flickr.

Today, at around 1:30 AM my time, after talking to a new friend elsewhere online. That moment has come…

“Julie… You are home.” (or more appropriately, “welcome honey xoxo” ^_^; )

I’ve had tears in my eyes, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I know there’s a lot of people I need to talk to – old friends, new friends, those who may not know, those who may know but don’t ask, and most of all, my family.

More importantly, I have to admit it to myself, and learn to love and accept myself for who I am. I’m not a freak, I’m not alone, I have a gift that some others don’t have.

I am transgendered.

The journey has started, it will continue, no matter how long it takes, no matter how hard the road may be. Eventually, I will reach my goal. I hope the people that matter the most to me will be there with me, on the way, or near the journey’s end.

Consider the last month and a half of entries to be the “prologue” of sorts, to the greater story that is my life.

#30 – Re-Entry From Low Orbit… (Hope I Don’t Get Burned…)

I can’t explain how I come up with the titles to my posts, either here or elsewhere. Sometimes they make sense with the actual posts. I’m kind of funny like that.

Anyway, a quick note – Today is a good day, for I’ve received my very first non-spam comment here. Every bit of feedback helps me immensely.

If you’re reading this, and you like what you’re reading, but haven’t offered feedback, that’s alright as well. Just the thought that some people are actually paying notice to a place like this will boost my confidence significantly.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to fix on my re-entry vector for touchdown back down here on Planet Earth… ^_^; Long, long ago, back in my grade school days, I wanted to be an astronaut, but that’s another story I’ll tell eventually.

Love and kisses, as always, ^_^;
— Julie Anne

#3 – Soft Grand Opening – Still Fine-Tuning Things Around Here…

Hmm? Oh, my… Hello there! You’ve found me, and my “house” is a mess! ^_^; (But then again, so is my bedroom where I’m putting all this together, so what else is new?)

Stay tuned, I’m customizing this theme, and have plans to put some actual content here very soon! Feel free to take a look around. If I get a moment, I’ll be glad to serve you some peanut butter cookies and fresh-squeezed lemonade, made with love with lemons from the tree in my backyard!

Enjoy! xoxo…
— Julie Anne

#2 – To Do List (As of the wee hours of June 24, 2010)

  • Secure a domain name to point here, and park it on the Network R3 server…
  • Start putting up actual content, divided by categories
  • Put up links to my points of presence on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal, ???
  • Put up links of interest to me and others (Fast tracking links to Michelle Phan’s YouTube makeup tutorials – Yes, even TG folks can stand to pick up some pointers… ^_^; )

Too tired, staying up way too late to accomplish my hopes, my dreams, my nice shiny new home here…