Tuesday, July 16, 2019

4 Year Blog Anniversary

My First Blog Post 

Rhonda's Escape started 4 years ago today, July 16, 2015.  I never imagined keeping it going this long with daily post. As of today there have been 1,531 post.  Another surprise - I enjoy writing - well, my definition of dyslexic enhanced writing. Thank you for your support, comments and patience. 

Above all else, what I stated in my very first post, still holds true:

"I love being a girl."


  1. Congratulations! Four years is quite an accomplishment!

  2. Congrats on four years, Rhonda! I've thought about starting my own blog many times, but I always change my mind because I imagine how stressful it must be to come up with something new every day. So, I just comment on others' blogs. ;-)

    I, too, enjoy being a girl...most of the time. Years ago, when I was only occasionally expressing my feminine-self, my wife said to me, "You just want all the fun things about being a woman." I didn't agree, but I didn't argue with her, either. I'd learned how to play the role of husband well enough that I knew, at that time, it would be an argument I could never win.

    Although I could never experience some of the physical pains and tribulations like menstruation, cramps, childbirth, and menopause, I've decided that I surely would go through all of that if I had to do so. It may seem easy for me to say that, of course, but I've spent a lot of time considering it. Gosh, if I added up all of the physical injuries I sustained in my past attempts to show how "manly" I was, I may have some idea of the pain. I also consider my own puberty as my menopause. The mental anguish that came with the changes to my body was awful. I really thought, when I was about eleven-years-old, that I would move away to a place where nobody knew me when I turned eighteen, and I would just live as a woman the rest of my life. The testosterone surge that hit me changed everything; my body deceiving my very feminine soul.

    I did the "live the rest of my life as a woman" thing the hard way, about forty years after my original plan to do so. Living the 24/7/365 life is not always fun, but I could never go back to presenting myself as a man. That would be more painful than anything else I can imagine. I've been the victim of misogyny and sexual predation, workplace discrimination and pay inequity, and all of the other things women face in our society. Where I used to completely enjoy the process of making myself up, it is now sometimes a chore (although I'm almost always happier with the results).

    Still, I do love being a girl...much more than I hated being a man, even.

    1. Great comment - Thank you. I love your insight.

  3. I love your blog and read it everyday. Please keep publishing it!

  4. Congrats on 4 years. Love your blog, hope you are doing well.