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Life is Good

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My friend has a cap with the words "Life is Good" on it. I often wonder if he realizes how much it affects me. I'm feeling that way these days. I am increasingly realizing how unbelievably oppressive it was (and is) to live with such strong feelings and hurts about wishing one is the opposite gender from their birth sex. And, how we can be conditioned to work so hard to suppress it to get along. But that "getting along" for me meant waiting for it to be over. Which seemed like such a waste.  

So today I'm posting a photo of my new pink dress.  Even when shopping for it (yes, on Amazon) I hesitated ordering such a bright and pretty color. Conditioning strongly at work that tells me that certain shades of blue, green, maybe a brown would be okay.  But not girly pink!  But I'll tell you, I LOVE it.  I really do. And it's a nice soft cotton, which is perfect as the temperature is getting a little warmer. 

I did attend TDoV on Thursday.  Call me old but honestly, it didn't do much for me.  Kind of reminded me of street fairs I attended a few decades ago on the Castro.  But then again, all happy people having a good time.  What I enjoyed the most was talking to several people as we ate finger food and had a glass of wine before the main event.  It was fun to meet more transgender people who are all happy and well adjusted. Funny story: I met another Emma!  But she was probably 20-30 years younger than me and had never even heard of Emma Peel, which cracked me and another couple (my age) up. What fond memories I have of watching all of Emma's moves in The Avengers so long ago.  She was my dream.

I'd also like to say goodbye to Patty Duke. I know that wasn't her real name but that was who she was to me.  When I was young my parents used to drop me off for an outdoor movie night at Lake Berryessa. I remember watching her in at least one movie and, as with Emma Peel, watching Patty so intently while trying to slowly chew my Milk Duds.  And of course I also loved the Patty Duke Show...

So yeah. Life is Good.  

Love you all,

Emma

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Hiya Sweet Emma Sweet ! Your Gorgeous Pretty Pink Dress, is Gorgeous. ( Where did You Buy it from ? ). You have a lovely figure, and lovely leg's Emma. It Is about time, that You Got paid some Compliments. Emma, You are always being so kind, and supportive, to everybody else Sweetheart, and We DO appreciate that greatly. Emma, You Deserve to be Happy. Being a MtoF Transitioning Transsexual Myself, I understand how hard that the " Trans. " Life, can be.  I have now been " Out " as Transsexual, for over 11 Month's. ( Where does Time go ? ). Emma, Be Happy Young Lady. Enjoy the rest of the Weekend Honey. Take Care, And My Very Best Wishes, Love Stephanie. xx 

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Dear Stephanie,

Thank you for your kind compliments! The dress is pretty, isn't it? I got it on Amazon.  I had not been intending to shop but you know how they send you emails with advertisements, and this dress caught my eye.  Next thing I knew it was on its way to me.  Thank you again.  Your words mean a lot to me.

Emma

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Hiya Emma. You are Very Welcome Honey. I Am a typical girl. I Love undies and clothes shopping. Like You Emma, I Love My dresses. I spend most of My time in dresses, but I do like My Skirt's and Top's at other times, especially Leather Skirt's. On the odd occasion's, I wear Leather Trousers, or Jeans. Emma, You have got a Lovely figure by the way. I just wish that We could see Your lovely face in Photograph's as well. Emma Take Care, And My Very Best Wishes, Love Stephanie. xx 

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I love ALL the "Life Is Good" products, including their old-fashioned diner-style coffee mugs!

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Emma,

It is good to see that things are going well for you. Life is good, even though at times the experience of coming to terms with our gender and transition are daunting and unsatisfying at times. Life is good when we don't put pressure on ourselves to either conform or to transition.

It's wonderful that you are getting out, meeting new friends. Support of a good friend or set of friends is so important.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

--Lisa

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Emma,

So glad things are going well, and love the dress 😀 #PinkItUp

I have a "life is good" t-shirt (pink), it only occurred to me after I bought it what I had bought! Before my "coming out" i would never have bought something with such an affirmative thought.

And indeed, life is good 👯

Xoxo

Chrissy

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