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Going Out – Coming Out

Today, 23rd March, is a day for going out and for celebrating coming out.

Today, 23rd March, is a day for going out and for celebrating coming out.

I, together with the rest of the citizens of this country (hopefully) will be going out to vote. It’s only a year since we last voted and we all hope the next government will last for longer. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the election results will give a better advantage to any party.

Voting
Voting in 2013

Today is also an anniversary. Twelve years ago, I began this blog, tentatively, anonymously, scared to own up to having social anxiety, even though I knew it was obvious. Optimistcally, I called the blog and myself “An’ de walls came tumblin’ down.” They haven’t tumbled, but they have some large chinks.

Nevertheless, a lot has happened in that time. It could all be summed up in the words “I came out.” It’s made a big difference to me that I can write about having social anxiety and give presentations about it, even though it’s still hard to talk about.

Where were you, twelve years ago? Have you changed over the years?

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

2 replies on “Going Out – Coming Out”

Well done Miriam. I had been blogging for a couple of years by then but you made me think about how long I had been doing it. Oh dear 10 Dec 2008 was the day I started. I had no idea I would go on writing it.

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