in my later teens i came to terms with my sexuality
start of 2020 i decided to come out to my parents which went horribly, shortly followed by covid which sent us into a 2 year lockdown. i couldn't see my partner as she lives in another state, couldn't leave the home because of covid. trapped. i went from being mentally at my prime to being at my absolute worst in a matter of moments.
two and a half years on i still am struggling, however not as bad - i have friends and my partner who have become my family to thank for that. although i may not be where i hoped i would be by now, im still not where i was when i started. it's cliche, but it does get better in ways that you let it.