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Transition isnít easy. As Rain describes, itís expensive and it takes a long time (I believe the fastest complete transition Iíve ever heard of was just shy of two years). Thereís no quick and easy route for anyone. And if you want/need it, you WILL have to work for it. Period.
But this is not intended to scare anyone from following through with it if they think itís something they need to do. Rather, I think itís a good idea - for especially the trans youth - to really know and understand the reality of what you need to do and what has to happen to go through with it. As much as it would be nice to wave a magic wand or find a genieís lamp or fall into a cursed spring, these options donít exist. Iím sorry; escapism is nice and fun, but the sooner you accept the truth and prepare for the ordeal that is required of you with transition, the sooner you can go through with it and no longer require the escapism.
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