In high school my loneliness and self-hatred were at an all-time high, while my self-worth plummeted. I went to that cliff with every intention of taking my life over the edge.Thankfully a will to live hit me the closer I got and, after some contemplation, I backed away from my death.
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" Growing up in Cedarville, a little town of 1,300 people in western Arkansas, was one of the greatest things that could have happened to me.
I loved my life there except for one not-so-small problem: Cedarville and the other surrounding areas are some of the most homophobic parts of the country.
I may not fit all of those images, but that hasn't made it any easier for them to accept me. When I came out they were in the middle of a divorce, so I avoided telling them.
The best part is that they are trying to understand me, but when you've been raised with one mindset and one set of beliefs your entire first 20 years, change doesn't come easy. Sure enough, they found out by word of mouth and I had to find the courage to tell them about my sexuality.