Michelle, you are just a fantastic lady. Your adventure sets a healthy example for us all.
Your last paragraph says it all. Your positive mindset, empathy for others and willingness to accept the world as it is, as well as yourself, absolutely shines. Many people will be unsure how to relate to us as we make our progress. People will tangle pronouns; will fell awkward with us; Won’t know how to relate to us. We can either be offended, or accept them with compassion.
All too often we get lost in our own right while transitioning, so it only makes sense that others will too. When we meet them as they are, and work with their discomfort, we then become powerful examples of who we are and what we want in the world…to be accepted as is.
Keep on keeping on, my friend.