I've never transitioned before, I lack patience (FACT). When I graduated from high school, I went on a cruise and two weeks after I came back I had my hairdresser shave it all off (I actually cut a huge chunk out of the front so that she couldn't refuse me). Since then I've been letting it grow back and then getting it chopped every summer (because I kept forgetting that relaxers are BAD). Everytime I've done a BC it was spontaneous and for me that worked because it gives me a chance to learn my hair's likes and dislikes, different styles, etc. before it's too big to train so to speak. Good luck with the wait though. How long is it now?
"The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable."

Hair type: 3C
I am a serial cutter