June 8, 2017
I’ve needed to get in better shape for a while now. In the last few months I’ve gained weight, enough that my clothes don’t fit as well anymore. So I decided to do something about it. I joined a gym. Joining was step one. Step two is actually going. Because my membership card has not come yet, I can only get in between 10 am and 6 pm, which means I can’t go tonight after work because I have to work late. My boss and I are taking a sort of field trip to check out two other museums in the state. We likely won’t get back before 6 pm. Therefore, my plan is to go after I get off work Friday.
I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's.
My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces.
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June 8th, 2017 at 9:58 pm
I hope he’s at least 18. As long as he is I’d like to meet him for some in-shower or after-hours activities.