I am just going to consider myself young, even though certainly sometimes I don’t feel it, especially with my next birthday looming ever closer.
Honestly, it is super amazing talking to everyone on here, young or old. We all have valuable experience, a few people I have noticed have gone through shockingly similar circumstances as me and I hold their experience and opinion in high regard whenever I see them talk and hope one day I can be the same.
Like I don’t know what would’ve happened had I fallen into their shoes back in the day and knowing the world is more accepting now (although still not enough for something as simple as clothing choice) is a good feeling. It is nice to know and hear from people who have gone through these things, had these same worrying doubts and nagging problems.
Heck, occasionally I even feel like super jealous of them. Hearing about how they are in my shoes, but have their lives so nicely together. People like me with a loving and accepting spouse, a house they call their own, their lives together and here I am scrambling. It is nice to know that there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel, it does help put some of the nightmares to rest.