On Struggles Within
The truth about coming out is it isn’t the hardest part. Rather, it is self-acceptance. Cliché as it may sound, the beginning of this journey starts from within. I first questioned myself on a lot of things – from my interests to my feelings to my decisions. I felt incomplete, lost, and unfulfilled. Hiding the truth not just from myself, but from my family and friends, felt like living behind bars. These factors were the biggest reasons I came out. I believe everybody deserves to fly and to live free no matter what their preference is. The day that I stood up in front of a mirror holding my head up and telling myself that I am worthy, I am free, and I am just being me was the best feeling, ever. It took time, but the sooner I’ve learned to accept myself, everything else followed.