Graduation is a taste in my mouth that is sweet and thirst quenching. I am down to two and a half weeks until I will be done with my formal education forever. I love to learn and would be very happy to be in school for years to come, however the homework and testing facets of school are buzz killers. More importantly, I am ready to move on. I am on to a career, to a life in a new state (Utah) and to live a life truly guided by my desires and freedom. It is a pleasant taste indeed.
The video from the website was started with 20 minutes left in the class, and damn, it is a long video. It ended up taking all but the last minute of class. The Institute teacher said we wouldn't have a discussion (pretty sure it was due to the time restraints but I suspect there might have been another motive). There also happened to be an incident shortly after the end of class where cops had to be called, so I didn't get a chance to speak with him. I was quite interested and already braced for unsavory comments from class, as well as ready to be surprised by others of support. But alas, none happened. Bummer.
I also came out to a friend at Institute two weeks ago. I knew from previous conversations she has two gay uncles and supports gay marriage, we are good friends and even Facebook friends, so I had assumed she saw the, "Interested in Men" in my about section. Twice in one day though, she made comments about me dating girls or being married to one. I realized, she had no idea. So when the room was clear and it slipped into the conversation well, I told her to look on her opened laptop at my Facebook page. I directed her to the about section and pointed to my "Interested in" and she gasped.
She looked at me and said, "wait, you're gay?!"
It was all but positive and we are still just as great friends, who I might add, are the life (and trouble makers) of the Institute.
It is so wonderful that I finally feel comfortable coming out to my Institute teacher and a church friend with little trepidation. It is such a change from my shameful and terrified coming out stories of just two year ago.
Onwards and Upwards!