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The View from Behind #4: “Proud?”

For some reason, I have always appreciated “the view from behind.” As a child, on the first day of each school year, I was a nervous wreck waiting for the teacher to announce our seating arrangement. Front of the class? 😢 Too much exposure! Far too much responsibility to “be.” A nice, comfy seat toward the back? 😁 Perfect. I get to observe, to “see.” To breathe calmly.

In this blog category, “The View from Behind,” I invite you to join me, somewhere in the back.

I have not always been proud. As a matter of fact, it took most of a lifetime to come to terms with being gay. That designation, that reality, somehow took a hidden back seat.

But in my … EARLY senior years, I am attempting to embrace the gay joy of being gay.

8 thoughts on “The View from Behind #4: “Proud?”

      1. I started writing my blog in 2011 just to deal with all of the coming out stuff and actually accepting the fact that I was gay. I even had trouble even writing that word down. I didn’t even get divorced because of my sexuality. It had to do with my wife and her issues with substance abuse. Had I had a more normal marriage, I might still be married! But once I got divorced, I started accepting myself for who I was. It truly has been a journey. Sorry for such a long comment!

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  1. Neal I applaud your decision to come “out”. Not easy I’m sure but better to be true to yourself. and it seems you have been able to do it in a way that did not cut off your ex wife or your children. Bravo!

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