This blog initially served at a source of self expression, a path to self discovery, and in some ways a therapeutic venue. I began this blog over six years ago during a very tumultuous and dark period of my life. It was very interesting to scroll through the volumous amount of posts and see just how much growth has occurred in my life, and in the world as well. My very wise therapist, over six years ago, said to me, "write a blog and then look back at it years from now and you will be amazed at what has changed and how you have grown." She was right!
I look back now and think, wow, A LOT has changed. Looking back I can see what the face of depression looked like. I can see how I was seeking an outlet and to finally have a voice. I can also see what was important to me at the time, most of which remains important to me. I have, and always will be a fighter for gay rights as well as someone who is very open to sexuality and not afraid to discuss things openly and honestly. I think that scares a lot of people at times, sometimes myself. I am a firm believer that we, as gay people, have a culture and its very important to remember our roots and those that fought before us. These things will always remain important to me.
So, its been well over a year since I have made any entries in this blog and I felt that it was time to get back to it. My blog has reached over half a million people world wide since its inception. While, on the grand scale of things, its still small, its important to me.
Grad school is over. It was a long four years, but a worthwhile four years. I never dreamt that I would be running a small business much less have a career as a psychotherapist working with the LGBT community. I have come a long way and I have a long way to go.