I've come a long way since the age of 19. Back then, I was confused and naive; I was unsure of the world around me. I never thought that I would be in the position where I am today, gay and ok with it. I mean, coping with my sexuality never bothered me, but it was the secrecy of exploring my sexuality that really made an impact on my life. The lies and sneaking around were somewhat thrilling, but after I began experiencing heartbreak, that's when I knew I wouldn't be able to continue hiding; it's not fun hurting in the dark. After coming close to suicide, I knew changes had to be made.
Now, at 23, I have a different outlook on life. Bravery can be rewarding, and to have finally come out to my mother, has to be one of the bravest things I've done so far. Also, I'm now able to fully embrace the man that I am. I'm still the same average guy, laid-back guy. . .It just so happens that I'm gay.
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