After living the “double life” for 40 some years I finally decided to fulfill my life-long dream. They say everything happens for a reason & I’m a believer! I lived in a very small hick-town city and lost my job of 17yrs almost 8yrs ago. I was very lucky to land a job at one of the biggest corporations in the U.S. 85 miles from home in Buffalo. Well as usual word got around about me(it always did). I couldn’t believe the love & support I got! Everyone used to say why not be the real “you” 24/7? Well word got to management & we had a few meetings & on Sept 26th, 2016 I started my new journey. My life long dream. I went to work as a woman. I was nervous at heck! My friends & coworkers made it so easy. So nice! Even ppl I didn’t know were wishing me good thoughts. I was simply amazed! I started transitioning on 12/08/2016. I’ve been on hormones since then and legally changed my name to Marlena Renee. It was the BEST decision I’ve ever made! I’ve never been HAPPIER! All my friends & coworkers can see the change in me. I’m much happier, layed back & easy going now. Also much friendlier. They love it & so do I! If anyone is going thru the same, follow your heart. Go for your dreams! It could be the best decision you’ve ever made! I sure was for me!