I have a first date this weekend (or maybe it’s a “date”). I’m pretty excited because I haven’t actually dated in some time, and this will be my first date with a girl. I’ve known I was homogay for quite some time (even in elementary school, I had some sense of that), but I spent way too long trying to be “normal” or just avoiding dating and relationships altogether (except for overly intense non-romantic relationships with women). Over the past few years, I’ve been on the path to more self-acceptance and being more open/out. So, this is a huge step for me and I’m eager to move forward on this path.

And really, 2016 promises to be pretty life changing for me in multiple regards - I feel excited and optimistic for what’s coming up for the first time in a very long time. I really really hope I don’t screw things up!

I’d love to hear from others who have been on the precipice of big (positive) life changes. I’d love to hear stories about first same-sex dates and finally coming out. Or anything anyone wants to share, related or not!