Yes, there are many here as have echoed your sentiments. Being your true self is also a considerably uplifting and unburdening experience. It just seems to have benefits beyond the obvious ones.
I agree with what you said. There is a core set of events and experiences that are common to many trans folks, but there are unique combinations of events and experiences, and the degree of such, that accounts for the difference.
I see that you are from Ohio. I’m originally from Toledo, but I left in 1990. Since then, I’ve lived in Illinois, New York State and now the desert in Southern California.
Also, at your next opportunity, please continue filling out your Profile page. It helps other members understand your situation and what you would like to get from the site…