I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of my cousin. He is nothing short of amazing. He is kind. He is smart. He is humble. He is compassionate. He is generous. He is hilarious. He is one of the most fun people you’ll ever be lucky enough to encounter. He is simply, the best.
And for some reason, some people choose to define him by his sexual orientation, as if that some how changes the fact that he has more patience, humility and love to give than just about anyone; that he truly is one of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet.
Z, thank you for taking the time to tell people that it gets better and that there’s truly nothing better than being your best self. If it wasn’t already there, it’s time to add “He is an inspiration” to your list. Love you, boo.
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
–noun, plural -ties.
1. a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury.
2. grievous affliction; adversity; misery: the calamity of war.
3. a timeless nickname bestowed during childhood: Calamity Kate