National Coming Out Day

As many of you, my close friends and family already know it is national coming out day. Last year I came out as bisexual, and am very proud. But I have hidden one more thing from you, and I’ve been very nervous to share it for years. But I am done hidding in the corner. It is time for my voice, and many like myself to finally be heard.

Now I know what you’re thinking. “Shannon, you’ve always been so stable and grounded, this doesn’t seem like you” and to those of you I offend with my truth, I am very sorry. I feel everyone deserves to find their true love and happiness, and that is exactly what I plan to do with my new discovery. So here I go, about to wonder into the unknown. I finally feel like my story can be heard and I am proud that I have finally come to terms with who I am as an individual.

I’ve spent countless nights pondering when the perfect time to tell everyone would be, and I see no better day to do it than right here and right now.

To my friends and family, here it goes…I’m a chair.

Now, it may shock you. The first few people I told had no idea. They thought I was “only kidding” and that this was “a phase” but believe you, me. It was not. I had to do some serious soul searching but I am so proud of who I am today. I hope that I will be accepted and that those of you I love will accept me for who I am.

Thank you for reading, and keeping an open-mind.