I offer a (perhaps) different take. I recommend finding an experienced therapist as a starting place. My experience is that I had so many questions, such as the one you asked, Nikki, that I didn’t know where to start. It’s important to know the answers to the questions already asked. How far do you plan to go with transition? Do you have a time frame? Financial considerations? Social issues involving transition? Known, or unknown health considerations? Spouse’s level of acceptance? Children? And maybe, just maybe, your own level of acceptance and commitment to transition?
I was not able to objectively answer these and other questions of myself.
I am truly not trying to discourage you, hon. Just saying that transitioning is a full time commitment. I do wish you peace, love and fulfillment in direction you choose.
BTW. So glad to have you here at TGH.