I’m early in my transition, I guess, but the concept you elucidated is one I’ve been mulling for a time. I offered to those around me the promise of stability and continuity.
But there’s great power in recognising that change, though scary, is often necessary, especially for transgender folx. As you note we’re often slowly dying at the hands of a concocted self.
So thank you for your words. Know that for this middle-aged woman they were the right words, in the right order, at the right time.