As a man named “Ed,” she had everything anyone could ever want: a soul mate’s love, two beautiful daughters, a house in the best neighborhood, a successful trial lawyer’s career – a Grand Plan life so picture-perfect it inspired a beautiful pastel drawing. But there was a problem: “Ed” was a woman born into a male body. Finding inner peace meant Ed would have to become Ellen. It also meant losing that picture-perfect life. How could anyone make that choice, pay that kind of price? Then again, how could anyone not? Through what became a “gender journey,” Ellen Krug discovered her true self and the honesty it takes to make life-changing decisions. Getting to Ellen is much more than one person’s story about some things lost and others gained. It’s a glimpse into the life choices that all of us make — whether or not we’re transgender.