Happy that you could join us!
What you said about finally moving toward being your true self after much difficulty is also true for many members here. Some journeys are relatively smooth, but some can be quite difficult. It is just how it is. However, there is an old saying: “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.”. The important thing is that you continue to move forward.
Is there an LGBT community in your area? Being among ones peers is always important. I hope that you get to experience that!