Thank you for the inspiration. I’m a 41 year old male who is where you were a year ago and I’m ready to take a similar plunge for similar reasons. I have slowly made up my mind over several years and finally decided to go for it about 3 months ago, starting to plan and prepare my steps and inform people close to me. I do face hopes, fears and doubt on an almost daily basis now, both for myself and people that I care about who I, in a sense, have to leave behind to give myself a fair chance of success. But I know in my heart that I have to do this to save myself from dying inside. I will probably feel better even if I fail than I would if I didn’t try. Once again, thank you, it’s comforting to know that I’m not alone in starting this kind of journey at 40.