EDIT 2017: Thank you so much for the wonderful support! This post has gotten over 190 favorites which is just absolutely amazing. I wrote this when I was 15/16 and although my advice is the same, I feel like I can add more info for people who are using this guide. Because of this, I am going to tweak this post to be more informative, I hope you enjoy!
Before I begin:
What is a furry?
"Someone who says they are furry is generally expressing an interest in anthropomorphic animals and/or creatures (and perhaps some affiliation to furry fandom). They may express that that interest in a variety of ways - through art and stories through to roleplay and performance. How deep or meaningful an interest in Furry is varies greatly from person to person." - Wikifur
What is a fursona?
"A fursona (pl. fursonas, rarely furson/fursonae), derived from the t