It’s rare that anything in life runs smoothly and so it really shouldn’t be a surprise that transition would be a bumpy road.
I’ve been heartened by sensing that maybe, just maybe, I could see Michele tentatively emerging from my male face only today being forced to realise just how long and hard this journey will be. My face today is stubbornly Tony, I know my voice is going to be a really tough one to modify (I’m a pretty deep bass). We were out with several friends last evening and I felt that Michele just wouldn’t be welcomed or understood, especially by the women. I hope I will be proved wrong.
Now I also know that I am better off than many. I have a loving and supportive wife, I know many transitioning are doing so without that support. My heart goes out to you.