I need to come out to these people... any ideas how?
Lets see, there's my three sisters, my brother (thank the stars I already told my parents!), three close friends who have yet to know, and various people here and there... which, after I tell the other people, might take care of itself.
The problems: worried about Friend A's family (see my last blog entry)... Kind of worried about my younger brother's ability to deal (Any insight on 12 year old boys???)... but I probably won't tell him for a while yet.
I can face the fact that once I tell friends B and C that other people will undoubtably be clued in to my sexuality. That's fine. That's a bonus, actually, because it will make it more interesting to have random people know.
This lady winked at me tonight at work... Made my night.
Friend A... Friend A... Friend A... What am I going to do with her?
My older sister will either tell me that I'm too inexperienced in the ways of the world to know, or she'll tell me that she already knew, or she'll think it's no big deal/cool, or she will ask me why I feel the need to tell people... or maybe, she'll surprise me...!
My two younger sisters should be cool with it, with possible low levels of freaking out. I'll tell them when it happens. It could be quite soon, or it could be a little later.
So really this all about Friend A, and I am so grateful for the responses to my last post which came as an encouragement to me. The next time an opportunity arises (and believe me, it will) I will tell her that I'm a lesbian - she'll love that... I'm sure a lovely new blog entry will result from that.
And so it's decided. And still I struggle.
For the progress reports: I now have a rainbow-esque sticker on my nalgene bottle. Go Julie!