I’m coming out. I want the world to know. Gotta let it go.
Wow! What an emotional day. This will probably be the hardest post I have ever written. Not only is it my 33rd Birthday today but also a monumental day. Today the Supreme Court strikes down federal provision on same-sex marriage benefits. This is huge and I am so happy about this right now.
Today’s blog post will be a little different than my normal crafty post. Since Jaderbomb started almost 3 years ago I have shared many things with you and important milestones in my life however I have not shared 100% of who I am with you. You have become a huge part of my daily life and I will forever be grateful for the love and support, which is why I want to share with you about who Jade really is.
I have struggled with many things in my life but the one thing that I always have is support. My family and friends are the reason I am who I am today. They love me unconditionally and that is something I am thankful for. It’s only 10 am and my day has been very awesome so far. Did I mention this was a hard post? I have deleted about 6 paragraphs and started over and over again. I came out about 10 years ago and it was the best feeling in the world. Finally being able to be who I really am was such a relief. My heart aches for anyone who is scared or can’t come out. I had to bury who I was for years prior to coming out and that is not fun, plus I live in the South. Don’t get me wrong I love where I am from but it’s not California, haha! I have had loads of support since I came out and I think if I didn’t I would be a troubled little soul by now!
I am Jade, a true Southern girl who loves my family and friends, a blogger, a lover of gold glitter, madly in love with coke in a bottle (cold), big time coffee drinker and I am GAY. This may matter to some and others might not care at all about what I just shared but this is my online home and it sure feels good to share this with you. WOW! I DID IT! What a monumental day, right!
If you are wondering why I have not shared this publicly yet, let me tell you. I am very passionate about what I do online and I think it shows. The one thing I did not ever want was someone judging me because of my sexual orientation. This little part of me does not matter to some but I have had many bloggers stop communicating with me because of this. Some shocked me but in the end they were negative people and I like to surround myself with positive. I think it’s a sad thing if you ask me. People can be cruel and this is why I felt it was not the best thing to do. In the last year I have gotten really close to many awesome people in the crafting world. Slowly as I became closer to these people I would share with them this “secret” hoping they would react in a positive way. They all did! When I would share with them the bloggers who have been ugly to me they got super upset because they felt it was not important what I did in my personal life. My friend Margot told me once that it was their loss and they would realize it one day. I know that is something anyone could tell me but for some reason when she said it to me it was special. So thanks to all of you (you know who you are) who love me 24-7. I hope this allows you to feel closer to me, after all I am still the same Jaderbomb!
P.S. For anyone who feels stuck in any way just know that releasing who you are is better than holding it in to please anyone! Plus, I love you and will ALWAYS be here for you!
Big hugs to you, my friends
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