This was a part of my coming out FB post back on February 14, 2014.
My transgender journey has been rough from the start, perhaps this is why I waited until I was 43 to fully come out? Looking back, I am sure that this is exactly why I chose to hide my truth for so long. It would cost me so much to be so honest with myself, so I chose to hold out living a lie for as long as I could tolerate. I knew, though, around this time in 2011, that life for me was about to change in many, many ways, but I had no earthly idea that it was going to be such an overwhelmingly exhausting road to travel down.
The challenges have almost been insurmountable from the very start. I had made a promise to myself that I was not going to live in…
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