I have spread my gay-ass wings as far as I can in secret.
I’ve lived one life in the open and another behind a dark curtain for years. That does not come without consequences.
In the next few weeks, I will talk to my children; make a plan to move out of my family home; and work as hard as I can to maintain some semblance of normalcy for my kids. They are caught in this now because I didn’t have the courage to stand up for myself sooner; I won’t wallow in that though. The days of guilting myself into inaction are over.
In my heart, I know they will understand one day. And I hope they will be proud. For now, I just want them to not hate me.
In the end, it’s all just the blink of an eye anyway.