February 21, Oakland, CA: Today I shared in detail the saga of the past 12 months with someone. It brought up a lot of emotions. I felt like the person that I am now is becoming more and more different than the one I had been for most of my life. But I also know that the biggest difference is awareness level and acceptance of who I truly am. Those things can help me make better choices. I will continue to be confronted by the same impulses, some of the same feelings, and many of the same situations. But I'm trying to make better choices. I don't ever want to know that person again. The one who caused so much hurt and chaos.