Forgive my absence, dear friends, from your blogs. I've not taken the time (or had much to give) for blog reading. I miss you, your lives, concerns, and posts. But I shall get back into reading more.
I am sitting in the midst of this new-found "outness." How odd it feels. Not quite sure what to make of it all. After so many years of such careful language, conversation, and action, it seems odd not to go with old patterns. Then again, maybe I don't need to "change" but only relax.
Things at my place of business, within my organization, seem (so far) to be going well. One customer has left, and I expected they would do that. I hope they will find a new place to "shop." There departure was stated to me personally, with respect and kindness, if disagreement on the Issue. (The Issue is questioning whether or not gays should be in this line of work. And, I'm gay. So).
Others have spoken very kindly and supportively to me of my courage to do such a thing. So, there I stand, talking with one of my constituents/customers all about the fact that I'm gay and just came out. OMG. I've never rehearsed such a conversation. Never imagined it.
And yet. Here I am.
And I've put an HRC sticker on my car. Hah!