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Transition Update (Posted on FB - 7/12/2016)

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Talked to the HR Director at HQ today (finally) and disclosed that I plan to transition within 6 months. I had typed up a long letter to give to her or read (it was the easiest letter to write ...). But instead of reading it, I decided that she and I would benefit more from a two-way conversation. It went really well. It turned out that a close friend of hers and her family just went full-time (MTF), so she was really, really excited for me, which surprised me. LOL. Anyways, I wanted to feel her out and see if she wanted to drive this or if I could. Basically she told me to do what I thought was right for me. Which was really great. So, I have a meeting scheduled with one of the project leads and am meeting with my VP this week after that. I have a follow-up with her tentatively planned for Tuesday to talk detailed timelines at which point we will approach the president.

I am really excited about this. Hell, I was excited before the call. It was LONG overdue. So, I know that this is going to "rock" some worlds. But anyone who has known me for a long time, I am pretty fearless when I commit to a decision. So it will be interesting how this will affect the dynamics of the office and my primary customer. It should be interesting and a great learning experience for me. And honestly, I see a much, much better life for myself, better relationships due to do me being able to be fully open with others and being true to myself. I will be able to connect at a much deeper level, more than I ever have my entire life. Also, I won't be wasting my life anymore trying to be someone else. Or by meeting someone else's expectations. I am truly free of the burdens, bonds and boundaries that I have placed around myself. It really is a "good thing". :-)

So, my wife's family now knows. And they have been super kind to me, which has caught me off guard and totally by surprise, because my wife and I are not staying together. There are more people that I need to tell over the next couple of weeks, but I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

I am testing my wings. They are strong and they are beautiful. This is going to be an awesome ride!!


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Hiya Lisa. Darling Girl, I Am so Pleased to hear Your News. Good on You, Young Lady. Lisa, I Am literally a few day's short of A Year-And-A-Quarter, being MtoF Fully; Full-Time. I Know the Awesome Feeling, that You ARE going through. Sweetheart, it is a truly Wonderful Thing, that You have got the Support at Work as well. Lisa, I Am So Proud of You, Young Lady. Please Know, that I Am here, if You wish to talk, or if You need Any support. Lisa, You said that You and Your Wife, are Not staying together. Well Darling, My Own Marriage is over, and We are Only still under the Same-Roof, ( At The Moment ), because of Our 3 Special-Needs-Children. But, She has been cheating on Me, for nearly 2 Year's, with Other Women; and Other Men !!  Lisa, a lot of Marriages end due to Transitioning, but Lisa, be like Me, Keep Smiling, Keep Thinking Positive, and just think Honey, You WILL BE the Beautiful Butterfly on The Outside, that You Already ARE, on The Inside. Lisa, Good Luck Sweetheart, Take Care, And My Very Best Wishes, Big Hug's and Cuddle's, Love Stephanie. xxxx 

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Hi Lisa, May I reiterate what Steph has said. Well done and best wishes for the future. Sorry to hear your splitting up and my heart is with you. As with Steph. Any time you need to download or talk about stuff feel free. I often need to talk and share stuff so know bottling it up is no good. Big hugs.

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Dear Lisa,

I also echo Stephanie and Chantel's messages. Your wings are indeed strong and beautiful. You soar, girl!

Emma

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Hi Lisa

 

I love the way you tackling the world.  Sounds like I can take some hints from you when I need to get some fuel to continue.

 

Stay strong ma'am, your supporters are routing for you.

 

Hugs

Michele

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Thank you all so much!! I will be posting more. It's been a lot to tackle. I knew that July would be extremely stressful and emotionally challenging for me. But I feel so much better and finally free to be me!

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