when i knew #27.
by Michael King
“I must have known a million times before I admitted it to myself. But the world doesn’t want you to admit it to yourself. That’s not what we’re taught at home, on TV, in the books or the movies.
“I actually dated my first girlfriend for a *really* long time and still didn’t admit it to myself. Throughout that entire first relationship I thought, ‘This will only be once. I’m sure I’ll find a guy to start a family with. I’m sure there is someone else out there for me. This is just ‘a thing.”
“It’s crazy that you can be 23 years old, in a serious relationship with a female, and still think it’s temporary. It wasn’t even until that relationship ended and my next relationship started that I truly realized what it was. Since I clearly had no interest in men, that next relationship was also with a girl. Not until 24 did I really know. Not until my second relationship smacked me in the face and say, ‘Yep, this is you. It’s time to accept it.’“