Thank you guys! Honestly, I feel like I'm having a coming out party on here (Not kidding, my dad actually asked if i wanted one! LOL) But, really I hope my coming out story on here can help someone my age or older come out to their family, it is the most freeing thing in the world!
I remember being younger and realizing what I was, and becoming so depressed and bitter, I mean on the outside I wasn't, but on the inside I was a hot mess. So, as I tried to deny, hide, and change it made me dull, and I couldn't love fully, I couldn't hug, kiss, breath, experience all the great things in life fully.
Finally, when I came to terms with what I was and began living my "young" adult life it got even harder hiding this from my family. My Dad has always been my best friend and my #1 or 2 supporter (next to my mom ;) ) So, when I didn't come home for months at a time from school, even when I could've or not calling for weeks at a time, it hurt him and me. I spent most of my college years without my best-friend, because I was scared of what he would think of me...was he going to finally be disappointed in me?
Now, after coming out I feel like I can fully live and live everything in the moment, it's like taking off some really intense sun glasses. lol It almost seems so petty and silly now. My Dad missed me, one day he said, him and my mom felt like they're losing their son. (oh here come the tears)......So, when I say come out, I mean it..you will be so happy when you do. Again thank you guys for the support!