Hi I'm Eri and I came out to my six school friends yesterday and I want to share my story. I hope this helps anyone who wants to come out
Notes - these aren't my friends really names. I'm in Year 8. I was already out to one friend ( Sno ) and we had several text conversation about it before I came out. Into the story
I walked slowly the corridor to the canopy area. I look over at our table and most of my friends were already there. It takes a long time to walk from mfl tothe canopy area especially when the rest of your class won't be silent. Butterflies, so many butterflies in my tummy I felt sick. I was trembling. Conceal it don't feel it don't let show. Be like Elsa I thought hide your feelings until Sno gets her and then you can do it. I walk to our table area and I've bearly been there a minute when Sno comes out.
Sno to everyone: sorry I bwas getting my locker key.
Sno to me: Do you want to the thing now?
There's slience between me and Sno. I'm panicking - I really want to fo this but I was so scared, I knew it would be harder if I put off.
Sno to me: Erin you don't have to if you don't want to. We can do it at Lunch or tomorrow if you want.
More silence - it's getting worse.
Sno to me: Erin?
Me to Sno: I'll do it now but i need to get my locker key first.
Ari to Sno: Can you come with me to get locker key?
Sno to Ari: No because we need to do something.You can go yourself.
Sno to me: Erin you should do this first. The line is really long.
Me to Sno: Okay
Sno to everyone: We all need to listen because Erin has an announcement to make.
Sno looks over to me encouragingly. But remain silent - what do i say?
L to everyone: We're going to the yard in minute.
Me nervous giggling. Sno looks over again and with her eyes tells me go on your going to be great.