Three Things I Left Behind Inside My Closet
There is a saying in AA that you are only as sick as your secrets. Those words slipped inside me like a spoon stirring acid in my belly. They must be true, I thought. I felt sick just hearing them.
Only I wasn’t ready to come clean. I pondered that saying for about 3 years, wondering what the difference was between keeping a secret and maintaining my privacy. I wondered if not telling people that I have a girlfriend was either my secret to keep or not their business to have. And did it matter. Should I come out of the closet. Was the closet actually making me sick?
Many years ago, while taking an ice climbing lesson, I received the instruction to never take a step I wasn’t 100 percent sure of. My crampon should cut through the…
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