Hi friends. I haven't been on here for a couple of years. I joined this forum when I was 13 or 14, and I am almost 18 now. I joined here when I was questioning my sexuality. I was depressed, crippled by self doubt and anxiety. There were times I thought I'd never come out to myself, let alone to others. But, about a year ago, I came out to myself as a gay girl. And today, I came out to my family and on social media. I did it. I never thought I would, but I did. And I feel a tremendous weight lifted off of my shoulders. I still don't completely love myself, I admit. I struggle with many things, but this is a huge step in the right direction. And for the people out there questioning their sexuality, or afraid of coming out, I just want you to know that it gets better. I know it's hard to believe that now, but it will. Thank you all for your support. You are beautiful people, inside and out.