Thank you to all who take the time to provide insight and support. I am really struggling to even generate the nerve, as I am afraid of what I would lose. I used to question my thoughts, but I denied it to the point they would die down but never go away; but since I FINALLY accepted this part of myself, the intensity of has never been as great, or as sustained. I am really trying to see myself in my future and am picturing me as a woman more and more.
Regarding how I chose my name, I think it was rather easy…I remember when I was about 7 I overheard my mom my talking to my aunt about names and that if I was born a girl, my names would be Stephanie. I remember thinking when I was about 13 or 14 about that and thinking IF ONLY!
Again, thank you for all the support.