I've been struggling with my sexuality for a long time, and I guess it's getting better with time. This morning I was thinking about how I wish I was just straight and didn't have to go through all this. But then I realised that realising that I'm a lesbian has actually taught me a life lesson. Let me tell you what it is..
I didn't come out to any of my friends yet, so whenever we're talking and the topic of homosexuality comes up, I hear all these negative comments and a lot of disgust expressed. One common comment is "I don't think God would create someone like this, they just choose to be this way. It's abnormal. Unnatural." And I always want to scream back at them that THIS IS NOT TRUE. The fact that you haven't experienced feeling something doesn't mean that no one ever gets to feel it. They make me so angry and I'm tired of arguing with them.
However, I'm glad I'm not them. I'm glad that I'm not so close minded about things like they are. The fact that I'm a lesbian has made me more empathic when I listen to other people's stories, whether it's about homosexuality or anything else that I haven't personally experienced. I try to listen and understand how the other person is feeling and what they're going through before I pass a judgment.
Not because I didn't experience what they're feeling would it mean that they aren't really feeling this way.
I'm grateful that I got to learn this going through my own struggle. .