There is more information for youth, and the rest of us, today. But maybe not enough, or not enough info out there for them to find.
Last week, with an opportunity (working with my regular 'customers' who happen to stop by on Sunday mornings) to speak on the subjects of bullying and on accepting gay and lesbian folk, I was scared sh**less to say anything. But I did. And with very positive results. Once again, they didn't fire me.
And in other news . . . .
Dating life is not going so well. The guy I have seen several times, over a month or two is just the greatest guy! He is nice, kind, considerate, not pushy or pressuring. And fun to be with. I told him last week how much I want to fall in love with him. But I'm just not feeling it. It's simply not happening. While I'm able to accept this, I also have this commitment to being honest. I can lead him on, drag this out, continue to pretend. Though I hope we'll see each other some more, I had to tell him how I was feeling.
Meanwhile, he is ready for me to move in with him. Smitten. God knows I don't want to hurt anyone. But I recall a friend of mine in a similar situation. He was head over heels for a guy, and they were together for a year or more. though they didn't live under the same roof (as I believe they were in different, but not distant, towns) they spent a great deal of time with one another. My friend was smitten, in love, over the moon. But I'm not sure how much was really talked about. His lover comes in one day and announces he has met the love of his life. And then he could not understand why my friend was thrilled for him. Friendship for one was love for another.
I don't want that to happen. For me, for him, for anyone. Ugh.
Maybe something more will grow? But I don't want to deepen the hurt or prolong the end. Time will tell. Who knows? I, too, am trusting that it gets better. It's not just for teenagers
That was more than I meant to say about that.
Photo credit: BG with thanks, even though you think I'm angry
Aside: Somewhere there is a joke about a proctologist and a psychiatrist going in to practice together. They were trying to come up with a creative name for their medical office. While I don't remember the punch line, two of the suggestions were "Nuts and Butts" and "Odds and Ends"