I am a gay man living in Michigan. I have learned that I can’t run or hide from my problems. I have to face my fears head on. I am stronger than I have ever been. I was never weak like I use to believe. I am not perfect and am constantly growing. I have learned that connection fuels me and without it I am very unhappy. I am a spiritual being and am learning to embrace it. I hope that publicly sharing my experiences will give others the courage to connect with their own spirituality. I believe God isn’t some exterior source looking outward in. God is within us all. God is love. Find whatever works for you, whether that is church, meditating, or whatever brings you happiness! This is my journey into the light. Enjoy!