As unbelievable as it might sound, I had nearly zero expectations when I published my previous post. I was so nervous about the whole damn thing (I also posted the link on my Facebook page), that it never even occurred to me that people would actually comment on it. Or reach out to me.
I wasn’t expecting that. At all. (I guess it’d be more accurate to say my super-duper-mucho-intensivo anxiety clouded any foresight I could have about the whole thing).
And while I still question my decision to just lay it all out there like that, the regrets I have fade with every message and email I receive.
Because it’s all been overwhelmingly positive. Sure, there are the “WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME SOONER?” ones. Those make me cringe the worst. I never, ever wanted any of my closest, dearest friends to feel like I somehow didn’t care enough about them to confide in them personally. Truth is, I figured if i just started telling a few people at a time, I’d lose my nerve before I got too far down the list. So instead I just ripped off the Band-aid.
Overall, though: Whoa [Keanu Reeves voice]. For real, y’all. To say that I feel loved, lucky, blessed, whatever – that’d win Gold at the Understatement Olympics.
I’m pretty sure I’ve got more words in me to talk about this whole mess. The massive amount of support that’s been heaped around me has been matched by a million and one questions. I will get to those in time, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Until then, though: Thank you. So much.