We worry about the choices we've made and how other's might perceive us. We fear that, if we run into someone from our past, they might look younger than us or have more successful lives than we do - some do, some don't. That anxiety darkens our outlook. We become lost in that darkness of self doubt, regret, and self-judgement. Many tend to do the opposite of what will dispel that darkness - they disconnect and isolate. It becomes a depressing cycle. The truth will set you free! Come out of your comfort zone. These beautiful souls that we grew up with ALL have stories of regret, embarrassment, and failure. They also stories of gratitude, pride and joy....just like you. Nothing lightens a burden of heavy memories quite like hearing one of your peers say, "I know what you mean...that happened to me, too." or "You think THAT was bad? Listen to THIS!..."
Does any of this resonate with you? Isn't it about time to do something different? You can be anything you want at any time... This year I invite you to be bold and you can start by coming out, connecting with your classmates, sharing your story and listening to ours. I know you have always wanted to and now...it's time.