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OhJay

Sooo, here I am!

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OhJay

Hi all;

 

I'm Oz, and recently made the decision to start "coming out" to people that I'm trans (FtM) and I'm realising it's a very lonely world to be in, so I'd really like to chat with others about the processes and experiences and just general life I guess?  2 of my closest friends, my sister in law & a colleague know - and the mental health team (oh joy!) but they;re still new to the whole thing.

 

I'm 24, UK based erm, into music, reading, and photography, love shows like Lucifer and The Grand Tour and my guilty pleasure is Glee :P

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MaryEllen

Hello Oz,

 

Welcome to TransPulse. Thank you for sharing with us. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)

 

MaryEllen

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MarcieMarie12

Hi Oz, welcome to Transpulse!

 

Hugs, 

Marcie

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Charlize

Welcome Oz.  I remember feeling very much alone as i transitioned.  I knew one other trans person was pretty much busy with her own life.  When i found this site i found i wasn't alone.  Over time i've met other members as they travel through our area or when i'm in theirs.  Simply knowing i'm not alone is comforting and having a place where i can share the difficulties and joys of this life helps as well.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Timber Wolf

Hi Oz,

Welcome to TransPulse. I'm glad you found us! I felt all alone in life as transgender. Then I found these forums. I began participating and found I was no longer alone. We never have to be alone again! Just pour a cup of coffee,  pull up a chair by the fire, and join in!

 

Lots of love and a big welcome hug,

Timber Wolf🐾

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Jani

Hello Oz.  As others have said the feeling of being alone is common at first.  Once you get over the initial fear you will expand your network of friends and acquaintances.  This will be a new experience for them as well.  Have patience with yourself and your friends and take it slow.  There is no rush and the pace you take is whatever you deem to be acceptable.   Please join in the conversation! 
 

Jani 

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SugarMagnolia

Yay, another Grand Tour afficianado! Welcome!

It can seem lonely, but you'll get there!

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