I hope you have all been well, and that these troubled times of COVID are getting better in your respective countries. Thankfully with the vaccines out things will eventually get better and somewhat back to normal. I hope everyone is staying strong during these times too, as they are tough and have really tested humanity to almost breaking point.
I realise it has been a long time since my last post. I mentioned a few posts ago that I have run out of things to say about my journey. I have a wonderful partner, a lovely home with him and a nice balance with my family who I can keep my secret life a secret from. So things are going well. This is something the 'me' of a few years ago would have never imagined. I remember a time when I was doubtful I would ever be this happy and in a long term relationship. But I persevered and am better for it now. Even during a pandemic and lockdown(s) I have remained happy, and thankful that I could still work.
I guess one of the reasons I haven't had much to talk about is due to the lockdowns. There haven't been many opportunities to do exciting things that are worth mentioning. Posting boring lockdown content wouldn't be something I, nor I suspect any of you, would be interested in. Now that things are opening up again I think living life is first and foremost. I think many of us need to re-connect and build relationships again, so this is the best time to do so. Meet new people, try new things and most importantly be more brave and bold. We have seen how time is precious over the last 18 months, so really make everything count.
I want to thank those that have followed my journey, and my sometimes sporadic posts. I hope that they have helped you in any way. Even to know that there are others out there who are gay and Muslim, and that it is a struggle, but also can be amazing. I can't claim to have all the answers, but my advice is, and always will be, to be yourself and find your own balance. You will feel so much better for it, and really it is your life to live, so you get to dictate how you get to feel and live it. Your own reconciliation is your own, and no one can tell you that you are wrong or how best to go about it.
For now, I am content with my choices and vow to live my life to the fullest from now on. I will miss this blog, but I want to start enjoying life outside of words on a page.
Love you all,