I think I used to have an account here, or something like this, back when I was younger--like, fifteen or something. I'm a little older now. I don't really know what I'm doing here, but I don't have a ton of support in real life from my family, so I figured I'd go on here just to kind of talk about that. I'm originally from Pennsylvania and moved out to Los Angeles a few years ago, definitely to escape my religious, homophobic family. It worked. I definitely don't recommend just coming out (haha) to a big city to escape unless you're absolutely financially stable and have some sort of plan unless your family absolutely sucks, but I thankfully was okay. My family isn't so bad anymore, but we're still on weird terms. That's... that, I guess. They like my girlfriend and can tolerate seeing me during the holidays, but you know. That's about it. It's been a long road to ending my internalized homophobia and just loving myself, and it certainly isn't over, but I'm somewhere. That's good enough. I guess I'm here mostly to track more of the adulthood part of my "coming out" process, even though I'm out to pretty much everyone I know except my family (aside from my parents, ironically). I hope that everyone has a great day! I know I will! If anyone needs any advice or help or a friend... I got you!