Monday, April 4, 2011
Well first things first. I'm Tristan Skyler. I'm 17 years old and live in the United States. I started this journal so I could express my thoughts and feelings in words without being told to shut up on Facebook. Besides, I plan on sharing stuff I'd never want my friends or classmates to find out about. That's why I'm telling the rest of the world. Makes total sense, right?
The real reason I'm sharing this diary/journal/memoir/blog with the public is because, well, I'm hoping I can help someone who is struggling with the same life experiences as I am. I strongly encourage comments and responses from you guys, either with your own advice or your asking of advice from me. It's a fair trade, dare I say?
(Click here to read my "Introduction" that I imported from my older blog when I was 16)
So, a little about myself. I'm 6ft, weigh 145 pounds, and have dirty blonde hair and blueish green eyes. I don't consider myself attractive, but I also wouldn't consider myself ugly. I have very low self-confidence, but it's something I'm working on. I'm extremely shy and awkward around strangers, but with my closest friends I'm very open.
Speaking of being open, YES I am GAY. But I'm not flaming about it, and certainly not out of the closet. My best friends know, and some of their friends know, but to most of the world, I try to appear a little less...curved? It's not that I hide it (except from my parents), but I'm not one to announce to the world "Look at me, I like boys and I'm proud!" Truth is, I'm not so proud about it. Yes, I finally got over the phase of self-acceptance, but having grown up in a private Christian school until 9th grade I still have the subconscious feeling that it's not "right". Whatever that means.
Anyways, this is a short introduction about myself just to get things rolling. I'll probably do another entry later tonight about my interests.
Posted by Tristan Skyler at 3:35 PM