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coming out day

Dear Friends, family and random people on the internet 
Thank you for coming to my page. I needed to communicate some information about myself and thought this would be an easier way to provide some news.
I have spent a long time in my life not being comfortable with who I am.  I have felt out of place and disconnected from the world, not comfortable in my skin.  Basically when I look into the mirror it does not match the person I am inside.  If you are looking for a scientific term its called dysphoria 
Gender dysphoria is a term that describes a sense of unease that a person may have because of a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity. This sense of unease or dissatisfaction may be so intense it can lead to depression and anxiety and have a harmful impact on daily life.

so yeah after a series of events in my life I had to start figuring things out to be able to live out my life in a way that feels true to myself and will improve my mental health and daily life. I started talking to those closest to me and attending counseling and came to the realization that I am transgender.   If you want some real world examples – then you can think of  Laverne cox (from orange is the new black) or chaz Bono (cher’s child) , if you want to go a little older you can think of  Rene Richards in the 70  or all the way back to the 50’s and christine jorgensen. 
Now what does all this mean. Well I am going to be taking steps to alleviate my discomfort with myself. I have not decided all the steps I might take. For instance, while I am telling many people I am not out at work and have to think about that a lot because I need my job to  live and I do not want to start finding a new one.  I have to evaluate a lot of things at my work place before I make that decision.  I will tell you that my wife and son know and are supportive.   There are a few others and with this posting that will be increasing.  I have made some changes with my appearance and mode of dress (my facebook friends have seen my mid life crisis pics). I have also found a name that makes me feel more like myself. Katherine Rose Lentes.  
Now I understand that some people I might be sharing this with are conservative or staunchly  religious or just can’t handle me changing and you are allowed to feel all those feelings. I just want you to know that the more effort you put in to recognize me as who I really am the easier it will be for me to remain a part of your life. 
This is probably a shock and you have questions and I am open to any respectful question you might have, except in regards to medical procedures at the moment that is just mine and my immediate family’s business. 
WIth Care and Respect

Kat 

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