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I'm in a funk

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So, I have been feeling super off lately. Being a gay teenager in small town Pennsylvania isn't the most exciting thing in the world. I have no idea what I'm doing with my life, and I feel like I'm drifting. Advice?

posted to life by Yoko, Sniper of the Lonely (4 comments)


Adrian, Historian of the Homeless,

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Yoko, Sniper of the Lonely,

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Rex, Patriarch of the Forgotten Lands,

Heres my advice, this is coming from a 22 year old male who grew up in PA, who was raised by gay parents and been given a shit hand to play in this game we call life on many occasions.

First and foremost, as much as it seems tempting to do so, stop making your sexual preference such a cornerstone of who you are as a person, I can't imagine what being gay has to be like in today's society but growing up with gay parents who had almost exclusively gay friends (all of whom were happy successful and amazing people) give me some insights so take it or leave it.

Second, its okay to attribute some of "being in a funk" to simply being a teenager, I was there, and it sucks sometimes. A LOT. Not knowing what is going on with your body or the sudden and uncontrollable mood swings for what seems like nothing is not only frustrating but it at least wore me out. You are not alone and it shall pass.

Keep your head up, go outside, do things with your friends, don't let a small part of your identity determine who you are, and go out and take the world for everything it has for you.

Yoko, Sniper of the Lonely,

Thanks, and I get what you're saying.. Being gay shouldn't be the only thing that defines me.