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Life goes on... happily..

Hi Everyone.!!!!

As I often do - I will list a few things that come to mind as I want to stay connected to you all.. I will just let my fingers do the talking .. and see where it leads.

First.. Im good! We recently moved to our dream home.. a small cottage/house on one of the finger lakes in NY. Its so wonderful. It has all the space we really need and is very cozy. The kitchen is a nice size and we switched the livingroom/dining area around giving us a larger place for meals…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on August 28, 2014 at 6:48am — 1 Comment


So...... today I came out to a girlfriend at work. She looked at me and said Haaaaaa! I have that beat.....I am bisexual.Then we did a high five...and made plans to go out soon

I love the fabric of life.

Added by Jillian Munsell on April 7, 2014 at 8:28pm — 5 Comments

Mixed feelings

What a surprise.. I have have mixed feelings!

I have come from a weekend workshop a few weeks back that was excellent, and also invoked many touchy -feely activities, with near strangers. Staring in the eyes of another person for 5 minutes without saying a word is quite an experience. The further describing what you "learned" about that person. spooooky!

However, by the end of the weekend, these strangers became friends. And some quite close.

Here I am, standing before…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on October 26, 2013 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

7 Things, an Update

Hey Ya!...

So, this could very easily be about 12 blogs, but if you read quickly, you will get the Cliff notes version here..

First - I'm alive and well, after a long absence form PINKessence. (Thank you for all the personal well wishes)

That is probably a good thing. I am no less Transgender than I was year ago, but a few things have happened over the past year to alter my future..

1 - I really kinda don't want to "do' anything as Dave.. I've lost my motivation…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on October 7, 2013 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Catching up with technology, the old fashioned way

Well, seems I have been duped by technology. I thought by buying a tablet, I would be much more in communication with my PE sisters, and responding much more quickly to every pulse of this sorority. 

Seems like I took a step back instead.

The tablet is nice for reading, but is really sucky for typing. I have kept tabs on everyone from the comfort of my living room chair, but is paaaaaaainful for responding or adding insights.

So, tonight, I have come back down to my 1990…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on March 8, 2013 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment

al-alon (corrected ) - AL-ANON question

Does anyone have experience on  the al-alon  AL-ANON program as it relates to being gay or transgendered....?

i am interested in how the program could help me in many ways, and my wife thought she had seen information specific to the gay, lesbian, and transgendered community, but nether of us can find it now.

Im feeling its a place for me to grow in ways i never have able too thus far.

12-27 - I corrected the name of…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on December 25, 2012 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

"Oh, Jillian... I missed her"

The above was a quote I heard from a woman I met several years ago who has become a friend.

There is a charity thrift shop near me. When I was first divorced, this shop provided me with many household items, and Christmas decorations, which helped to make my first Christmas as a single person, more festive.

Anna is the manager and has been the manager at the store for the past five years and is really one of those angels on earth. She gives so much of herself to those around…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on December 4, 2012 at 6:34am — 10 Comments

When, not if...

My wife made a passing comment the other day. She and I have been talking a bit more openly about what the future will hold for us, and I sense, she is transitioning with me now. That's not to say, she doesn't remain firm in her conviction, that we wont remain together if I do. She is truly sorry for my predicament, and how difficult it is for me. She can see when I am Jillian (mentally) I am so much happier.

A week ago, she inadvertently used a nail polish remover wipe, in place of a…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on November 25, 2012 at 6:54pm — 20 Comments

A major milestone reached

For those who follow the blogs here on PE, you may have noticed both the gentle and at times not so gentle influences from one active member, who, after much deliberation, caused me to react. Fortunately for me, it has worked out well and I am grateful for her encouragement..

I think my life is now truly changed for the better....



I'm referring to the purchase of a CVS 6 bladed Women's razor. A certain very persuasive young lady here on PE has been promoting…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on October 16, 2012 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

missed the milestone

Just missed  being blog 6000!.. Wow.. Seriously.. over 6000 entries of thought, conscience, inner feeling, rants, raves, and sharing has been posted to PE. I joined when the number was around 1200, and I thought that was a big number. Thank you all for contributing so much.. and helping those (like me) who felt all alone for so many years

Me? I'm still standing. I say that because, once again, I have been tested. I lost my job 2 weeks ago, and have jumped into a get a new job…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on October 4, 2012 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Soo.....what's new?

I have been a bit on the side lines lately.. Been keeping tabs on everyone, making sure everyone here on PE is doing ok.. And seeing so many new faces joining recently. Yeehaaaa!

To those newbies.., I say a big welcome.

If I could talk to each of you, let me say simply..welcome, and know, you have stepped over a threshold, which may be a small step, a hop, or a very big leap of faith.

We each take our own steps in the stride we can manage, and I applaud each of you… Read More

Added by Jillian Munsell on September 13, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Names.. an epiphany

I have a friend, whom I've known since college... which means I've known her for a lot of years.. a lot.

She is married to my old college roommate and at the time, she was introduced to me as " Rendy.". Rendy was Rendy for her whole life, which was a nickname she got when she was a little girl. Her real name is Roxanne. About 10 years ago, she decided, she really wanted to drop the baby name, and prefers Roxanne.

Roxanne introduces herself to others as Roxanne now. For all…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on July 31, 2012 at 7:36am — 6 Comments


On my loooong list of concerns related to transitioning, is hair.

I have none, well, actually...,I have lots.

Lots of wigs, all somewhat useable, some long, most short.

Some cheap, some expensive.

None I would care to wear 24x7

When I'm out and about, they ride up, are hot, and scratchy,,

I can't see myself wearing a wig all day, every day, and also, I can't see where traditional hair techniques, such as scalp reduction is really going to give a result that is… Read More

Added by Jillian Munsell on July 12, 2012 at 9:57pm — 13 Comments

Little by little

Little by little, I see my future.

I have just recently began fully shaving my chest. Although I have wanted to do this for years, my spouse objected. Now I am, and she likes it better than before. (now if I could only do so, without the terrible rash that follows)

Also - my personal acceptance is more real. Perhaps PE has prompted this - Ok - without a doubt, but I now see myself growing old as a woman, rather than a man. Little by little, its more right than ever…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on May 7, 2012 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

Unitarian Universal Church Services - anyone familiar?

First off.. I am struggling with how I can attend church as Jillian, and grow as a person who is more whole.My current church is very traditional and I feel I am falling into my old habits of being the 'guy' everyone knows and relates to.

Today, I stopped into our local Unitarian Universal church and gathered up literature. I wanted some info on the church and specifics on Sunday service because I plan to attend tomorrow's am service.

They widely accept those who identify as…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on March 24, 2012 at 6:44pm — 7 Comments

Job Interview today

I am very fortunate.. and I wanted share a bit with you all..

More and more - I see Gods hand on so much in my life.. and here is an recent example..

Although I have not been thinking about needed a new job, indications at my current job over the past few months got me to looking.. A post came up that fit me to a tee - (at least from my perspective) and I submitted my info..

Last week I was called and had a phone interview which lead to a formal interview today that last over…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on February 24, 2012 at 8:54pm — 8 Comments

Feeling some resentment

So, Im feeling some resentment tonight..

I worked my tail off on a problem at the house. A real guy issue.


I had to swing a sledge hammer, an axe and dig rock by rock a space in my driveway to fix a drainage problem.

All day, I dug, and dug and dug, and then did the guy thing by going to the HW store buy pipe, couplings, and adhesives..


I really am resentful for the work I did. With each hammer blow, I was reminded that I am the guy who does this…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on October 8, 2011 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Turned a Corner... looking down the road, Seems a bit foggy, but clearing ahead

For the third night, I couldnt sleep,

One morning this week,  I got up and left for work at 5:15am ( I don't have to be at work until 8am)

The next, I was up at 2am, then 3am .. then again at 4am..Last night, about the same.

Finally my wife asked this am - Whats up? and, "lets not just gloss over it.."


Had a heartfelt talk which ended in the reconition, I cant be the kind of husband she deserves…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on September 1, 2011 at 8:34pm — 5 Comments

Am I growing in my understanding of my feminine self or just doing what I have always done?

Hi all..

First, what I beleive is the definition of crazy..

Doing what you have always done, expecting different results.

I had time on both Friday and Saturday to spend a lot of time as Jillian. 

Several months ago, I purchased a Groupon certificate for a cut and pedicure at a nice salon for 50% off, knowing I had a wig which really needed to be cut and…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on August 28, 2011 at 10:07am — 1 Comment


This is my "Whatever"  pops in my head as I write blog..

I have been negligent is writing my thoughts because no one single thing has stood out, yet lots of little things have occurred recently that add up to what we refer to as 'life'. I think this is more of an exercise in Journaling, which allows for a free flow of thoughts from your mind to your pen (keyboard). It can be quite therapeutic


I am torn between concerns with family, and being there for those who need…

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Added by Jillian Munsell on August 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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