T-girls tend to deal with many issues: the internal struggle while trying to figure out what’s going on, then the decision as to coming out or not, then all the interpersonal difficulties in coming out, and then all the challenges of living as a girl after trying for many years to do the exact opposite.
Been there, done that.
But, it helps to compartmentalize. At least I got my weight under control. At least my one client accepts me. At least I now understand what I am. At least my hair is now long. And so on. All these little victories add up until one day, life is simply good.
… in spite of all the problems and issues that had to be overcome. They just gradually matter less and less as they become ever dimmer memories …