Growing up, I never had a positive male role model. Honestly I can’t really think of any positive female role models either. I spent all of highschool, college and early adulthood drifting. Trying to fit in somewhere, worrying about being “cool” and numbing away pain I held as a deep void in my body.
In this community I have found positive role models. I have found real, genuine, honest, and badass men who are on a journey similar to mine. I have found men who’s opinions I trust and value when I need help, a brotherhood. Most importantly, I have found myself and a safe place to share myself. A place where I practice being authentically me while overcoming the traumas from my past. A place where I can reach out for emotional support when needed. And a place where I can share my story and do my best to support others.
In this community I found out what matters to me in life, and why. Where I am going and why. And how to have the courage to always move in that direction regardless the obstical in the way.
Love you brothers!