I thought coming out would solve everything. My secret was out, the lies could stop, and I could finally move on with my life, the way I wanted.
But when the dust settled and the initial excitement of my coming out wore off, I was faced with a reality that I was not prepared for – I now had to be myself.
There was no going back to the comfort of my closet, no place to hide anymore.
Suddenly, a whole new wave of confusion encompassed me. I had spent years ignoring myself, my thoughts, my desires – and now that I had come out and declared my sexual identity, I was left scrambling to figure out the rest of the puzzle.