In my case, I'm catching up a bit on the webcomic Rain. Rather, not Rain itself. An eventual story by the same author, Jocelynn Samara D., called Magical, in this case, a four-part light-novel format miniseries called Magical before the Magic, detailing the lives of the four main characters on their first day of school together. I absolutely love the stories in there, and so much in there resonates with me. Beyond that, reading the comments in there is always a pleasure.
It's a nice reminder, hearing their stories. Not only does it tell me I'm not alone, but it also tells me that my experiences are not unique, and others have gone through the same things I have. The little hints scattered throughout my 20 years that I never caught before. I wrote them off as being other things. It wasn't until two or three years ago that I was even really aware of the concept, and it wasn't until a little over a year ago (I believe it was around September) that I began to suspect something about myself, thanks to the resonance I felt with webcomics like Misfile (if you read Ash as being FtM) and, of course, Rain.
All-in-all...I keep on thinking, rather happily, about the better aspects of having discovered my identity. I vaguely keep the more negative aspects in mind and do try to push them aside, but for however much negative baggage comes along with the package...there is some good.
Because this is something that goes beyond logic. Some might exist if trends were observed in new light with the revelation in mind, but it doesn't need to have existed. It's just something that is, and which I know to be true. That's one reason that I kind-of hope that someday, someone will actually read my blog (because as far as I know, nobody does), and after having read it, learn something new about themselves. Because just as others have ended up instilling in me, I hope to tell to others...
You are not alone.
Trust me on that.