Barb, thank you for the kind words! If I “nailed” it, it must have been a moment of fleeting inspiration. 🙂 Sometimes you just have strike while the iron is hot, as they say. (I’d really like to meet “they” some day – “they” seem to have so many brilliant sayings attributed to them.)
Looking back, I sometimes wish I had had the courage to pursue my feminine dream way back in my younger days, damn the consequences. But then I think of what those “consequences” might have been in those less accepting times, and I realize that my life, as it has been, has had a number of rewards along the way which help salve the internal anguish. And had I gone a different way, there’d be 2 great kids who would not have been born. So I try to be content with the fact that I can transition now, whilst I still a few years (knock on wood) to let “her” have her way. (And it IS “her” now, because today I got a court decree changing my name AND making me legally “female.” Wheeeeeee!!!!!
In closing, I’ll confess I could use some education on what distinguishes “trans-feminine” from “transvestite” or “transgender”? Is it something to do with how you dress? Or is it “guy who knows he’s a guy, but just likes feminine things”? So labels floating around out there, and sometimes the lines between them seem (to me) to blurr.