I was never against being with a girl; I just didn't think much of it. Then I saw a whole new kind of beauty in her. She was the only person who could effortlessly keep a smile on my face.
I knew it was love, and I never doubted that.
It’s one of those things I never really had to put a lot of deep thought into. Growing up I was never really told that being gay was "wrong,” so I didn't understand why some of the people I went to school with had such a hard time. I personally was never against being with a girl; I just didn't think much of it.
Back then I was oh, so straight. Toward the end of my sophomore year I started seeing things differently. There was this girl I started spending a lot of time with, and the more time I spent with her, the more I realized I loved everything about her. I saw a whole new kind of beauty in her and was attracted to her in a way I had never been attracted to anyone before. She was the only person who could effortlessly keep a smile on my face. We immediately became very comfortable with each other and before I could even attempt to understand these feelings, I knew it was love and I never doubted that.
By definition gay means happy, doesn't it? I now have the opportunity to call that amazing girl MY girl.
My family didn't necessarily have a problem with gay people, but I didn't feel that I was on a level with them to just come out and introduce them to my girlfriend of about three months at the time. We kind of just gradually let our relationship become more apparent without any intention of letting everyone know all at once. We weren't even expecting to get together ourselves, let alone answer all kinds of questions. We didn't want it to be the talk of the school. Then I had a moment of self realization. I really think the less you care about what other people are going to think of you, the happier you'll be because love will do its thing and you shouldn't have to worry about anyone but the person you love.