1- Be flexible. I started out with a clear cut plan of how things would go and boy did it ever go the complete opposite. Don't be afraid to change what you want or the timetable you want it in. Heck, I didn't want nipples and now? I'm SO glad I have them.
2- Everyone is different. Every story, every journey. Just because someone is saying something was wrong for them, does not mean it's wrong for you. Sometimes, when women try to support each other, they end up trying to tell people what to do. Don't listen to it and go with your gut. YOU are the one who has to live with it!
3- Please please please seek out support. Online, locally, whatever. This is a hard process to go through and no one can do it alone! It's there..trust me.
4- Don't be afraid to tell your family and friends. You might be scared of what they'll say, but their reactions might surprise you (in a good way).
5- That being said, there are some hateful people out there who think they can tell you what to do with your body. That's no bueno. Also, there's well meaning people who say things that you might think are offensive but they're really just trying to be supportive. Feel your emotions, definitely. But know that some things, come from a good place.
And like the Duke (John Wayne says):
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anywayI found this picture on the internet and I think this about sums up my situation. See you next time!