Making Sense of My Stage-5 Post

WARNING: This post is long. Over 5,000 words. It’s a braindump of something that’s been stewing in me for over 4 years. “I’m warning you, if you proceed to Stage 5, and you’re not ready to be ostracized from the relationship—the larger relationship, perhaps the family, the job, the social group—then you’re not ready for […]

Living as Genuine Me

Two years ago, on August 1, 2014, I wrote a page-long statement in my private journal, “Who Am I Today?” It contained paragraphs on religion, politics, personal values, sexuality, and personality. I was trying to sort through what I believed, how I identified, what I valued, what I felt and thought, to put this all […]