I want to share a story with you. This story will almost certainly changed how you view me, it may change how you feel about me as a person. This story was a major event in my life. It changed something inside of me.
I have hid this from many and only a few know. I wasn't ashamed. I just didn't want to deal with the drama and judgement.
Now, I want to share my story but I am still afraid of the judgement. I tend to say I don't care what others think but that isn't entirely true. In many ways, I do care what you think and I want you to like me, heck even love me. This secret story is something that must people feel VERY strongly about one way or another.
I want to tell you the story that changed such a big part of me but I'm worried what you would think and what others will think.
I suppose it doesn't matter in the big picture. Your views on it may change how you see me now but it won't change the past.
Do I share this story and face my fears of disappointing my friends and reader? Do I keep this to myself? I am not ashamed but this isn't something I would yell from the mountaintop. ( because it is so personal and a hot button issue with most)