Do you remember this guy? Of course you met him in our previous part of the story Society dislikes me, but I have found happiness. Would you like to know what happened with him, so you have a chance to do it right now!
This major turn in my life helped me realize that I have a lot more to understand about what drives is in our daily lives: it’s happiness, it’s that feeling of completion and satisfaction knowing that you live your life the way your heart dictates you.
As you can imagine, there was no way that I would have shared what was between me and Andrei with the other guys of our group. We agreed to keep it between us, because we were not sure they would understand. However, I was carrying this secret like a burden. It was like discovering the world’s largest treasure and not being allowed to tell anybody.
For few months, we kept silent and I doubt anyone noticed anything, but, then again, I am 28 years old and I figured my life is my own to judge and control. Without informing Andrei, I decided to talk to my parents about the whole deal. I wasn’t concerned about what my mom will say, because she doesn’t really care that much what I do and who I get involved with, and in a good way. She loves me and always took my side whenever I wanted to do something new and even risky. My dad, on the other hand, likes to get involved in my decisions and he’s a fierce critique, always splitting the hair in four. But I have never talked to him about homosexuality, not because we considered it to be taboo, but because we never had the chance.
You can imagine my emotions when I told my parents that I needed to talk to them about something important. My mom was a little scared, not knowing what to expect, but that’s mom, I knew she was going to be like that. My dad looked a bit worried, so I decided I cannot take the suspense and I just told them the facts: I was gay. My mom looked at me with that “Is this a joke?” face and I felt the ground shaking beneath my feet. My heart stopped as I was waiting for my dad’s response and I just couldn’t believed what I heard “Good for you! What do you want me to do?” and then I noticed his smile. I couldn’t tell you how relieved I was. I hugged him so tight I almost crushed him. He told me it was none of his business who I love or how I chose to live my life, as long as I am happy. I believe my mom still doesn’t know what to think, despite passing more than 4 months since then, but she supports me nonetheless. My 15 year old sister was, however, the most impressed and I think she admires me even more than before. She sees me like a hero now, I have no idea why.
This was the most important moment in my life and I am so lucky and happy with the way it turned out. I am living with Andrei for the past 2 months and life is sweeter than ever. Future seems a lot brighter now and I still dream about the day when love will change the world and we will no longer fear to admit who we really are.