I came out to my Mother last week. I didn’t explain that I am bi sexual but prefer women. I didn’t tell her about the time in my life before I became involved with my ex-husband when I was “out”. I simply said: “I’m seeing someone and her name is Jo Ann.” She reacted as if I had told her I was going to the movies. And she told me she’s happy for me. She acknowledged that I’ve been through horrible relationships. She said I deserve to be happy. Now that she knows, I feel like I can breathe and relax into this new life I am creating with the most amazing woman I have ever met.
I honestly think the most difficult thing in the world to do is to be who you really are without filters or denial.
To not lie to yourself and “push down” that icy feeling in the pit of your stomach when something is really wrong.
To follow the thing that makes your heart sing with joy and not put it on “the back burner” when something is really right.
To risk rejection, heart break, failure and lack of acceptance.
To let go of caring about what other people think.
I am 47. I will be incredibly blessed if I live another forty years.
I want to LIVE OUT LOUD! I want to be brave enough to I risk living my truth without guarantees.
I am working on not wasting another moment of my life living in denial or using filters based on fear.
I am completely terrified!