Saturday, May 8, 2010

One Month Anniversary

It has been one month since I started blogging.

In that time I have come out more to myself, taken down walls I have put up and been able to reflect more articulately on who I am.

I have made some great friends and even came out to a few. My confidence is up, though there is still a lot of room for improvement.

A month ago, I couldn't see where my life was headed. I am still not sure. But the comfort and acceptance I have felt from you have been a great support these past few weeks. I feel as if some weight I've carried around my whole life has lifted a bit.

I thank you.

Many more interesting things are coming. Most importantly, I am going to start preparing to come out to my parents, so I will need your continued guidance. But the future is looking up.

Let's see what awaits us on the horizon.


  1. Funny how many things can happen in a month. :)

  2. Good luck on coming out to your parents! I myself until now has not come out to my parents, even though I know they know that I'm gay.


  3. It's an amazing process, isn't it! I still marvel at how much better I feel about everything in life since coming out. It may not be easy with the parents, my experience there hasn't been entirely optimal, but I think you'll find that even if they react badly, you'll still feel better about yourself than when you were fearfully closeted and had their "approval" for a son they didn't really know.

  4. You may script a conversation — what you want to say to your parents — but after the first line, their reaction could lead it in other directions. So the only important thing to have is the actual revelation, whether it's, "I'm gay," "I've become aware that I struggle with same sex attraction," or any other way you might phrase it. And how you phrase it should reflect how you feel and think at this point. I gather that you want to live according to your church's moral teachings on sexual conduct (which I think is a good thing, not that that matters to you), so there is no harm in telling them so.

    I hope all goes well and that they are understanding and supportive.

  5. Congrats on the one month anniversary. It really is awesome to see how far you can go in such short time. I hope everything works out with coming out to your parents as well.