I called in sick today to Your Local Inspirational Bookstore. I had a fever when I woke up and an obnoxious cold I've been dealing with moved into my chest making me cough up nasty stuff all day.
Well, I wanted to check in and write about how normal I feel right now. A year ago I was hardly able to eat, I reached out to people in desperation--I was miserable. Even though I may not be bouncing off the walls happy all the time. I feel more consistently happy with where I am now and who I am.
My relationship with my parents still has some rough patches, but I talk to my mom nearly every single day. They know I care for them and they also know I want our relationship to continue to get better.
When I came out, I could only view myself as someone who is gay and mormon. Now I am ME. I am grateful for the opportunity to feel comfortable in my own skin, also for the fact that being gay isn't something that is incredibly overwhelming.
I also want to write about a certain someone I've gone on a few dates with recently, but I figure things are too early to introduce someone as a character on my blog, and I don't want to make a fool of myself by writing stupid gushy gross things.
I guess there's not much else to say except just reiterating the fact that even though I am not always smiling, I feel happy, I feel normal, I feel like I am myself.