No, this isn’t about Trump. I will likely have a post about the disgusting issues that lead to that once I’m done being a blathering fool about it. Emotions are difficult.
First off, yes, I still own this blog. But, in the process of all of this transition, I haven’t had a lot of time TO blog. That being said, after the new year, as I try to do every year, I’m going to bring this back into play. That being said, there are a lot of things that have happened in my life and it’s important to keep all of you updated. Those of you who are closest to me (or who have been paying attention) know what is going on here, but I wanted to make it public.
In May, I started dating a beautiful woman named Sarah. She is one of the sweetest human beings alive and there are a lot of crazy things that we have done over the past few months. That being said, we knew from the beginning that there was something very special between the two of us. We connected immediately and people have said over the past 6 months that it seems like we’ve always been together. She treats me how I deserve to be treated and she loves me the way I deserve to be loved – and I do the same for her. We share similar interests and have a wonderful time just being together.
And that’s why I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Shenandoah Valley over the last few months. When Sarah’s mom passed away, she inherited her mom’s home, which has needed some work because it’s an old family home. So, over the past few months, I have been helping to get the house cleaned up and updated. It’s amazing, and the home is the most beautiful little house ever. She’s my soul mate, my dearest friends, my spiritual partner, my intellectual equal, and it’s just amazing.
That’s why, as of January 1st, I will be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia. I will be spending these last two months as a PA resident moving everything down here and making sure that my medication and psych services aren’t going to be difficult to get once I’m settled in.
It’s a big move. It’s going to be hard to do. But in all honesty, it’s an experience that I have needed to work toward. Three years ago, I was bullied out of a church that I thought loved me but, at the same time, I wasn’t whole and I wasn’t who God created me to be. I’m gay. I’m PROUDLY gay. And I’m not afraid anymore. I need to step away from the area because that is the last step in my overall healing.
I will miss Veritas and the friends that live in the immediate area which I reside in. I liked my (almost) year in Greencastle a lot, but it’s time to finally go to this next part of my life. I’ll be looking into starting a business. I will be finishing that freaking book. I will be working on my college debt. And I will be physically away from the emotional pain that happened.
Above all else, though, I will be starting my new life with my soulmate. And I can’t wait. I’ll still be here – I’ll still be friends with everyone, and we plan on coming up when we can to visit church and whatnot. Don’t worry – you will actually, likely, hear from me more because my life and my schedule will be able to shift in a positive way that helps me to write my own stuff more.
Things are a changin’, and I can’t wait.