Hi Lauren! You have come to the right place, GF. There are so many supportive crossdressers and trans gender people here that can lend some counsel and love during your journey. I am just starting my HRT but it seems like it all is what I need to be doing for me. It is very important to find a good, experienced gender therapist so they can help you sort out emotions and concerns, but also to generate the diagnosis that doctors have to see to prescribe the hormones. At least that is how it is in my state (PA).
Hope you find all you need here and enjoy your journey!