Secret Code, 22.
In grade 12, I made a post on my blog about how in love I was with this guy from school. It was the first time I fell in love with a guy and I couldn’t tell anybody, so I went to my online blog. Since I wasn’t out yet, I used this code as a way for me to express my feelings without anyone finding out about my sexuality. I didn’t know that one of my best friends, who frequents my online blog, was familiar with this code. Blood drained from my face when she confronted me the day after. Until today, she’s still one of my best friends and I’m really grateful for that. Through her support, I eventually became more comfortable with my sexuality and ended up coming out to my other close friends.