This isn’t what I had planned to share with you but after watching this I fell the need to share this with you.
Ingrid Nilsen is one of the most inspiring people to me. We all know that I am a youtube junkie. I look forward to each and everyone of her videos. She is the most beautiful, inspiring and most well put together person I know. She has been in inspiration for many of the things that I have accomplished in my life this far.
Yesterday she posted this video.
I had no idea what it was about. I saw that she had posted a video and I clicked on it to watch. Before I get into this, I must tell you that most of my friends are gay, in one way or another. No gay happy, but Gay LGBT. Being around people that are gay does not bother me on bit.
I had no idea, until her video. I am so happy for her that she is finally out. I could see the stress she has been under build up over the past several years and when she finally just said it yesterday, I could see the stress falling off. It is never easy to tell people something that intimate about you. I went through something similar. We all go through phases. I dated a girl in high school and we kept it from just about everyone, parents included, except for our closest friends. We did that because we weren’t sure if it was a phase or if we really were gay. It turned out to be a phase for me, her, not so much. And she is now happily married to her partner. But when my mother found out and questioned me about it, I was terrified. My parents are a bit on the older side, so I was harder for them to except my experimentation.
I completely understand why she battled with it. People are mean, its just their nature. If something is out of the norm, its hard for people to accept.
Ingrid, if you are reading this, which if you are, please leave me a comment, I would love to get in touch with you. I am so happy for you, and I don’t want to you to get discouraged. People are in shock and are in a society where homosexuality is new and a growing trend. Just remember that there are people out there that truly support you. I am one of them. Your journey is just beginning, and it will not be an easy one, but just remember that you did not choose this path, it chose you. You are such a positive person and a role model. We are the same age, in two different parts of the country, but I will always be there for you supporting you. Stay positive. You go Girl!