Wow, that is a big question that could take a book to explain. The transitional light bulb came on slowly for me. Then it got to a point where I was realized that something with me changed. So I started to try to figure out what had changed, and maybe the reasons behind the change. Then they all started to point to the same thing; I wasn’t male. Not in, I was born a woman inside a man, but as in, I’ve grown out of the cocoon I was born in and have morphed into something different. Then it was time to hit the books so I could cross the T’s and dot the I’s. Along that path I started to try out small things to see how they fit in my new existence. And then it was go and find the right people to help make what I knew needed to be done happen. Makeover specialist. HRT therapist. Therapist to help get the paperwork in order. Surgeon to start the physical changes that medicine would not work on. Put them all in a timeline, and start checking off the boxes as they get completed. Not fully there yet, and I’m not sure I will ever be ‘fully there’. But then, the journey is most of the fun anyway. Hugs, Michelle
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