Someone asked me.. "How did u cope wth transition am only at the start and scared for employment loss of family hows best to deal with these emotions ?"
I won't reveal who it is of course but I have this question in place because I know a lot of people would ask and it will help me answer it
The first thing I did as I transitioned I went to a support group..then went for some therapy. But at the end I realized that it's something that I need to do if I'm going be true to myself. I just approached everything one person or area at a time.. first I came out to my parents...and rest of my family plus my best friend..that was at the end of October/beginning of November of 2009.. by April of 2010 I came out to work..I had no choice because my hair was growing too long...I couldn't hide that fact being I was working security..men aren't allowed with long hair.
Honestly I just did it...part of me didn't care what the other person thought that I told...I stayed positive and just let everything happen as it happened...whatever anyone said or anyone reacted I would have dealt with it at that time but thankfully I am blessed and eveything worked out...I started my hormones in December and by the time August 7th rolled around I started to live my life as a female full time by shopping for new clothes and no longer leaving my apartment in men's clothing...emotionally how did I deal with it all...I just looked outside the box and just did it..was I scared, yes! But it was either pushing forward or staying who I was..and that wasn't an option