I Think It's Time...

I think it's about time I told my parents. If I drive home early Tuesday the 24th, I can be home for almost an entire week before school starts again. I hate to put them through this in the middle of their trying to move. But I think it would be unfair to tell them after spring term and jet off to Japan the next day, leaving us with no easy means of communication. And I simply can't wait to tell them after I get home at the end of August. So even though I'm nowhere near figuring any of this (life, I mean) out, I feel like reaching out for their help now.

5 comments:

drex said...

If it's the only stint with time for them to process and be able to easily talk with you, that might be a good idea. I felt kinda bad telling my parents when I did, except that I specifically made sure that we had 2-3 days afterward that we'd be able to talk if we needed to.

I suppose we can talk about this more in-depth later. There are a lot of things to consider, but it seems like a good move.

Charlie said...

Calvin, this is great. I think it's a really good idea. I was wondering how and when you'd tell them. Keep me updated and let me know how it goes!

Stephen said...

Aye. A whole week is a good solid amount of time. it's practical, and it gives you them some time to talk to you. You have our support, and at least my prayers. Keep us posted, alright?

Gimple said...

As I have read your posts today, I have realized that I really admire you and see a lot of myself in you. I'm glad that I have met you and I really want to get you know you more. I suggest that you do tell your parents and have plenty of time to talk. If you want, email me and I'll tell you about my coming out experience. It's not the greatest, probably one of the worst cases, but I'm happy to share it with you and give you some pointers.

Gimple

Brady said...

Talking to your parents is a big step. But an important and helpful one. I think you've got a good plan to talk with them... well thought through. In person is definitely best. Trust that they will be open and still love you. Even if they don't fully understand at first, eventually they will come to appreciate you even more. You're a great guy and I'm sure your parents know this. It takes a lot of courage to do what you're doing and to face the things you have, so I'm with Gimple in saying that I admire you. Good luck with everything, keep us updated!