Apr 5, 2007

the first step is the hardest...

i.fucking.did.it. i wrote an email to two of my best friends, and i finally fucking told them. they're in a different timezone and i doubt they've read it yet. i'll post an update once the dust settles... here's how i ended the email:
i think one of the biggest hurdles gays have to overcome is self-acceptance, before we can gain the acceptance of others. in some ways, this letter was more for me, than it was for you. if more people had the courage to tell their friends and their families, i think people would have to finally wake up, and treat us as equals. it's a lot harder to deny equalilty to your own son, best friend, brother, teammate, or hero.
i know we're all dealing with similiar issues, and the timing will be different for all of us... i've still got a long road ahead of me... telling my two best friends is nothing compared to telling my fa

10 comments:

firstimpre55ion said...

Hey there!

Glad to see you're back! Yah, it's hard to consistently post about things, especially when you're on the go!

But, I'm having the problem of telling two of my best friends from high school as I'm visiting them as we speak (this weekend). Definitely want to just throw it out there, but their significant others I'm not ready to tell just yet...at least not confidently...but I want to tell them so badly...just haven't found the right time...

Hope your reveal turns out well for ya! And welcome back again! :)

fI

sigma_chi said...

welcome back bud. yeah, we noticed you were gone.

Moncrief Speaks said...

Congatulations! Awesome that you took that step.

Anonymous said...

DUDE... WELCOME BACK!!!
Congratulations man... I'm happy for you- after this step- it's going to get easier and easier.

alwaysahawksfan@yahoo.com

send me an e-mail sometime!

Denys said...

The first hurdle to 'coming out' is the struggle a person has internally with themselves.

It becomes easier after that. Congratulations and welcome to the club mate.

Moncrief Speaks said...

Tell us how it went, bud.

JUSTIN said...

Good for you man! It takes courage to begin the process but once it's over with, life is so much easier.

Good luck!

Life Begins at 40 said...

Congratulations Double Lifer! I've been reading your blog from time to time and this is the first time I ever commented. I think what you did was a very brave thing and hopefully it will make it easier for you with the next friend or family member. If the people you came out to are your true friends, then it shouldn't matter to them and they will still love you. It may be difficult for them to accept the fact that you felt you had to keep this from them for many years, but we all have our own level of comfort when approaching these crossroads in our lives. I wish you the best bro.

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Nick said...

Thats awesome! I really do miss reading your blog, if dont start updating it more I will start sending you hate mail to update it. :-)

-Nick

J.R. said...

Hey man, just wanted to drop you a line and say hello——I've been reading your blog since the beginning, and it's inspired me to start one of my own... I actually just took this same first step as you, though I was prompted. It will definitely be harder, I think, for me to broach the subject myself and tell someone.