A year ago, I sat down and didn’t get up until I tried to lay out the last 12yrs of my life with ulcerative colitis in an effort to stop hiding who I was with the world. I spent so long masking everything real that was going on in my life that it was burying my soul more and more each day. After finally making this public and receiving such amazing love & support from everyone, I gained the courage and confidence to keep talking. Writing this and sharing it was the greatest thing I could have ever done for myself and I wanted to repost it a year later. Thank you to everyone who has supported me. You have no idea how much it has changed me.