I’m very new to the group so hi. Yo is very similar to mine, although many many miles apart. I live in Australia. I was terrified at people knowing but the experience has been pretty positive overall.
Hormones made a difference with me mentally as up until then I had been a bit of a mess,
i can imagine it is so exciting for you. It really is a wonderful feeling to go out being accepted.
I don’t get to spend as much time as I’d like as me. And at times the sense of needing to live full time becomes quite overwhelming.
With others support though I have been able to deal with things.
Stay positive and enjoy the wonderful people in your life