Daily Prompt: If I Could Turn Back Time

“If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?” -The Daily Post

Initially, I was going to pick one of my BEST memories but then I stopped to think about it. Sometimes those memories are so good that you’re actually better off leaving them alone. It’s probably not worth the possibility of reliving it and messing something up. Plus, it might not be as special the second time around.

Instead, I would go back to change something that went wrong in hopes of turning it into a more positive experience. I’d probably go back to my sophomore year of high school and come out to my parents back then. That would have eliminated so much time trying to figure out what exactly they knew. I think it’s one of those things that is better to get out of the way earlier on.

Now I’m at a point where I WANT to tell them but it feels strange because I’ve known for so long that I feel like they won’t understand why I didn’t tell them sooner… 🙁


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  10. Depends on how your parents are. If they can accept it, it’s fine.
    Mine can’t, each time I try to broach the subject, they go on and on how horrible such people are, how unnatural, et al. I defend them, but can’t speak up about myself.
    Anyway I am still an untouched virgin, so there is really nothing I can say anyway. If they ask me about marriage, I just tell them I can’t marry just for the sake of it. I’ll be ruining two lives if I did that. Thus am all alone.
    If I had someone, that would give strength to at least say I have someone in my life, whether they like who it is or not.

    1. I’ve also been waiting for a significant other to come into my life becoming coming out to family. (Hence why I haven’t come out…) Perhaps I will do it while I’m single soon and try to get over whatever it is that I’m scared about.

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