Bloganuary Day 6

Good morning folks. This one was tricky. I’m thinking who inspires me? I couldn’t think straight away. The more I thought about being inspired, the more I was confusing myself with what it meant.

So I did the old fashioned thing and looked up the word in the dictionary. According to Cambridge University Press (2022) to inspire someone is “to fill someone with confidence and desire to do something”.

I would say my family, especially my Dad would definitely fill this criteria. He is always filling me with confidence and telling me to do whatever makes me happy in life. I am really grateful for this mentality. Not to take life so seriously. Life is short and we need to make the most of it. I have always been instilled with the importance of having a good work/life balance. My Dad inspires me to be a good person, have morals, work hard but to enjoy life at the same time. Making my Dad proud is definitely something that inspires me through life and he is always letting me know that he is proud ☺️, that’s a great feeling. I’m lucky to have such an open minded, generous and caring Dad 🙏🏼.

Thanks for reading,

Wayne ✌🏽

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  1. In a weird way, my deceased gay Uncle Gordon inspires me. He was ostracized from the family, and died alone in San Francisco before I ever got to know him. His death opened my closet door, and I came out, vowing never to live in fear or shame like he was forced to do. I live openly with my husband, at work, at home, and in public (when safe to do so) and I do it to honor his struggle. To this day, when I am in an environment that I feel like a target for my sexuality, I call on his memory and it fills me with courage to stand tall and make my way forward.

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    1. Oh wow thanks for sharing! Your uncle sounded amazing, especially living in San Fran, I would love to visit there one day. We live in much easier times, I know it’s not the case everywhere in the world. I too live openly in work and at home, however, I do still struggle with the public, I guess through fear of some altercation, for example, holding hands in public. Hopefully this too will improve over time as society continues to progress 🙏🏼


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