Coming Out Of The Closet #LGBT

from Hugh’s Views & News

Hugh's Views & News

One the biggest regrets of my life is that I never sat down with my Mother and told her that I’m gay. I chose, instead, the easy option of writing to her and telling her that her oldest son was a homosexual.

Facing Mum for the first time, after writing that letter, I was very nervous as I travelled to where she lived. I hesitated several times before walking up to the front door, ringing the doorbell, and announcing my arrival. What a shock I got when she came towards me with open arms and, as she gave me one of her wonderful hugs, hearing her whisper the words “I always knew you were gay, I don’t know why it took you so long to tell me.”

Mum & Hugh Me and mum. Taken sometime in the 1980s, just after I had told her I was gay.

Not all my family were like…

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Blog Networking: 8/10/17

Blog Networking from Dream Big, Dream Often

Dream Big, Dream Often

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.

You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

Essential Living with Dakota

Obsolete Childhood

Everything In and Around Denmark

Kingdom Living

Pearls Before Swine

Rafa Farihah

Advocate for Mental Illness

Waldina

The Courage To Shift

Who’s My Favorite Today?

The Purple Almond

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Danny’s World: There’s A Spirit of a Storm In My Soul

from Dream Big Dream Often

Dream Big, Dream Often

As I sat on the beach this morning and listened to the waves crash I couldn’t help but think of how far I’ve come since I started this blog. There was a time when I was experiencing tremendous internal turmoil. Basically, my insides were a raging dumpster fire. I was so lost. Sitting there I remembered this song that was once my anthem:

“Spirit Of A Storm” – Kenny Chesney

There’s a spirit of a storm in my soul
A restlessness that I can’t seem to tame
Thunder and lightning follow everywhere I go
There’s a spirit of a storm in my soul.
There’s a hurricane that’s raging through my blood
I can’t find a way to calm the sea
Maybe I’ll find someday the waters aren’t so rushed
Right now they’ve got the best of me
And oh, it’s been a long, long time
Since I had real peace…

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Blogging Tips, Advice and Blog Strategies – 4/21/16

This kind of blogging advice is always fresh. From Danny at Dream Big Dream Often.

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For my blogging tips, advice and blog strategies post today I want to switch gears a bit and discuss the power of having an opinion and losing the fear of offending others.

I remember when I first started blogging and how I was always worried about what others thought about what I was writing.  I think it is a natural fear when you are putting yourself out for all to read and doing so in such an honest forum such as blogging.  Blogging can be intimidating at first.  I was reluctant to express my true feelings on certain topics.  I would write something and then read it to Evelina to make sure I wasn’t coming across too strong.  I still practice this habit, but I am the one usually rereading a draft to ensure my “tone” is acceptable and my message takes into account my true feelings and opinions.  But…

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