You found us! Very Good! I hope that being here will be a useful experience for you.
You touched upon a very important point. While we can suppress our feelings about our gender identity for a time, the tendency is that they will come back and often times, even stronger. I guess the message is that we can’t hide from our reality forever.
I see that you are from Columbus. I’m originally from Toledo, but I left in 1990. I lived in Joliet, IL for 2 years then Corning, NY for 23 before retiring and relocating to the SoCal desert in January 2016. Always good to cross paths with a fellow Ohioan.
So, a couple of bits of information…
If you would like to search for other members in your area, click on Social in the menu and then Member Directory.
I encourage you to complete your Profile page. It helps others understand your situation better and you can update it at any point if something changes for you.