One Year Later…

pride-2007-castro-rainbow-flagIt was one year ago that I came out. I was about to have my first day at my new job working in the heart of The Castro district in San Francisco and I couldn’t have been more nervous. Hitting the publish button last year was the scarriest day I can remember. It also turned out to be one of the best days of my life. So much great feedback from people on here, Twitter, Facebook, all over the web, and in real life as well. 

One year later I couldn’t even imagine going back to being in the closet. It was such a liberating feeling. My family was accepting, my friends were accepting, and I think that the country has become more accepting. Every few weeks there are news stories about other states lifting gay marriage bans. It is really an amazing time to be living in for people in the community.

I can’t say that everything the past year was easy, but I’ve been a happier and healthier person. I used to experience severe fits of depression, and they are very few and far between now, and less severe. I’m still keeping the weight off which I lost last year. I am just healthier than I’ve ever been in most of my life, mentally and physically. 

I still haven’t found a relationship or a really close friend, but I think I am becoming better friends with the ones I have, and I dated someone for the first time in over 7 years. I’m sure happiness and love will come in time, until then just ignore my rants on Twiter about love not existing. 😉

If you are thinking about coming out…do so. It will be one of the best things you could ever do. I haven’t regretted doing it for a moment. 

Read my coming out post here.

3 thoughts on “One Year Later…

  1. Nick. Be patient with your expectations of life, love and marriage. Continue to enjoy the new you as you grow older and wiser. Rant as much and as often as you need – but remember to rave as often too.

  2. Nick – my facebook acct found you from my email and I just saw your post that you came out last year. Congratulations! I am so happy to see that you did. 🙂

    But, you do NOT need surgery! you look great. I barely even recognized you! please, re-think it. a little extra hard work at the gym will get you the results you want. Take that 10+K and put a nice down payment on a place to setup some roots. The plastic surgery will only change the outside, not the inside. You think it will give you more confidence.. it won’t.

    Its none of my business but felt that I had to say something, from someone who cares. At least consider it for now.

    Good luck!

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