"When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and
remember each other."

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 366

Yesterday I received a beautiful text from one of my best friends.

"I'm proud of you. This year was amazing for you. I'm so honored to be friends with you and witness your growth. I love you. A lot."

The person who sent me this text is the first person that I came out to. A year ago, yesterday.

A lot has happened since that day. A couple days later, I went on my first date with a man. I wore the gayest outfit I had (argyle sweater, jeans, and nice shoes). We went to Brewvies (my first time at a bar) and saw "Where the Wild Things Are."

Irrelevant? Yes. Insignificant? Not to me.

I have learned a lot over the last year. Here are a couple highlights that I would like to share with the world:
  • Just because I'm gay doesn't mean I get to be a bitch.
  • Being out of the closet is not the equivalent of a degree in design.
  • Not everything matches.
  • I am not shaped by stereotypes.
  • People are usually ready for more than you'd think.
I guess, on the whole, I am one of the luckiest guys I know. Over the past year, I have met a lot of interesting people. Most of the guys I have met have not had the most supportive coming out experience. Sometimes I feel spoiled. I'm not sure what I did to deserve such wonderful people in my life, but I have no complaints.

Thanks for being great.


Hailey Jones said...

All I know is I love you! Glad you're so happy and my heart breaks for those who don't feel the same love and support. (;

Jen said...

I'm really glad you are so supported. I know a lot of people who have been pretty much cut off by their families and which is devastating.