You shouldn’t feel ashamed of your identity. But remember, there is nothing wrong with staying in the closet until you feel safe enough to come out.
Do whatever makes you feel better.
You’re not an attention-seeker if you come out.
You’re not a coward if you stay in the closet.
Take care of yourself, friend.
Graduated high school. Kissed someone. Collected something really stupid. Smoked a cigarette. Rode every ride at an amusement park. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone. Gone fishing.Watched four movies in one night. Gone long periods of time without sleep . Lied to someone.Snorted cocaine. Failed a class. Smoked weed.Dealt drugs. Been in a car accident. Been in a tornado. Been to a funeral. Burned yourself .Ran a marathon. Cried yourself to sleep. Spent over $200 in one day. Flown on a plane. Cheated on someone. Been cheated on. Written a 10 page letter.Gone skiing. Have a best friend.Lost someone you loved. Shoplifted something.Been to jail. Dangerously close to being in jail. Skipped school.Had detention. Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. Stolen books from the library. Gone to a different country.Dropped out of school. Watched the “Harry Potter” movies.Had an online diary. Had a yard sale.Had a lemonade stand. Actually made money at the lemonade stand. Been in a school play.Been fired from a job. Swam with dolphins. Taken a lie detector test. Voted for someone on a reality TV show. Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year. Gone to Europe. Loved someone you shouldn’t have. Used a coloring book over age 12. Had surgery. Had stitches.Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. Overdosed. Been in a fist fight. Gone surfing in California. Taken a taxi. Seen the Washington Monument. Had a hamster/guinea pig.Pet a wild animal. Used a credit card. Did “spirit day” at school. Dyed your hair.Got a tattoo. Got straight A’s. Been on the Honor Roll.Know someone with HIV or AIDS. Made out with someone. Played on a sports team.Snuck out of the house. Swore at a teacher. Gone laser tagging. Had a romantic relationship.Been on the TV. French braided. Skinny-dipped. Driven a car. Performed in front of an audience.Gone bungee-jumping. Been to Mexico.Crashed a car. Sky dived. Been kissed in the rain. Made an 11:11 wish. Drank alcohol. Forwarded a chain letter. Made a mistake.
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.