I realized I had feelings for girls at a very young age. Though it took me a long time to admit that I was gay to myself. There were many gradual steps along the way. And I never tried to stop my feelings but would try to justify them somehow. This, of course, resulted in much confusion and made it harder for me to accept myself.
When I would have a crush or etc, something immediately told me that I shouldn't be doing it, so I always tried to ignore it. I was very good at it that I never consciously wondered if I was a lesbian. I would sometimes get it confused with being eager for close friends and I would believe it. It was just an excuse though.
This went on for a few years until I started becoming more aware of my true feelings, but not fully. Things were starting to make sense to me though. I didn't admit it to myself until I met my girlfriend last year. She helped me figure out who I really was instead of drowning myself in my own excuses. So thanks to her, I finally got to terms with my sexuality. I'm just a much happier person now that I'm honest with myself.
When did you realize/come to terms with your sexuality?