It is the month of October, and man did I choose the perfect month to say "be brave"......with all of the upcoming spooky ghosts and goblins, it may be a bit tougher than normal (hahaha). Any who, I am particularly speaking on life, and all of it's wonders in this case. Here lately, I have learned of so many more people that are in my shoes, and I am actually quite jealous of just how well, and how fast they were able to come to the realization that it isn't the end of the world!! I actually admire them more than they know! It was extremely and I mean EXTREMELY hard for me to come to terms with living with HSV.....it took me over a decade to do, what some of my friends and family were able to accomplish in a few mere days or weeks! I feared rejection (still do)....I feared ridicule (somewhat still do)....I feared being ALONE for the rest of my life. With me being 30 and having over a decade of self reflection time, it has gotten easier. I don't think the pain will ever fully go away, nor will my self doubt....AND I'VE LEARNED THAT, THAT'S OKAY!!! People normally only fear what they know nothing about. Once you give people a bit more insight and knowledge, they usually grasp the concept a bit better. There are TONS of people out there just like me.....just like you....sadly, many haven't been diagnosed "officially" with HSV and are out here living recklessly without a care in the world.....THOSE ARE THE SCARIEST OF PEOPLE. You should indeed enjoy your life, and take risks sometimes.....but not if affects someone else's life or their health. We've all done something risky, and more often than not...we had to suffer a consequence...some people's consequence dissolved after their lesson....others we have to carry with us for a long time. Either way, we've all taken a risk.
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."