I feel like coming out to friends and family is the first hurdle. The second hurdle, at least for me, is the financial part. Another hurdle is what I want at the end of my transition. For example, I don't want surgery done on my body, only facial surgery (and throat). I'm not ashamed with the nether regions I already have. I think my last hurdle, is that I live out in the country, and I don't think it's as accepted out here than in the major cities. I'm 41, so I'll probably not look like those that transition when they're younger. Sexually, I don't care what gender I'm with. However, I feel as though it will be more difficult to find relationships after transitioning. It's easy for me now to be with heterosexual/bisexual women, and gay/bisexual men. After transitioning, I feel I'll most likely be with lesbian/bisexual women, and straight/bisexual men, but with some added drama/confusion during my confession/reveal. I just want to behave and look like how I want to look like, and not have to act and look like how I'm expected to. I feel as though I know I'm trans because when I'm by myself or with someone I'm open and intimate with, I like to do what the social norms calls "girly". I like to garden, cook, dress up, flirt, dance, act sexy, etc. Ever since I was a teen, I bought panties, dresses, and wore make-up when I was by myself. Anyone here have helpful advice they can share?