Geoff has always told me to have faith that things will happen in their due course.
Today I found that out when I accepted a job at the Arizona Daily Star as one of their education reporters. I didn't think it would take them less than a week to hire me, so I was surprised to get a call from them.
Now I can breathe easy. Many people around me were worried that I wouldn't get a job before I moved to Tucson, and I was slightly worried, too. I wanted to have money to pay for the house.
I don't have to worry about that. Geoff will be keeping his job in San Francisco for a couple of months, so we both will have steady incomes that will be poured into decorating our home.
I can't stop smiling. But as I write this, I wait for Geoff to call me so I can give him the news. Apparently, he's busy right now.
This has been a great day. I'm looking forward to many more.
On Tuesday I sent out a mass e-mail to friends telling them about my move. Most of them were also learning for the first time about my relationship with Geoff. The people that have written back have been nothing but enthusiastic, including my former roommate when I lived in Colorado Springs. I think he knew I was gay, but bless his heart for respecting my desire to not make it public at the time. I was an elite swimmer then, and coming out in swimming is never, ever done. We've had three gay Olympic swimmers from the United States, but they never came out until after they retired. Certainly there are more out there, but in swimming it's hardly an issue. I do wish, though, that I had had the courage to come out when I was in elite swimming, just to ease my mind and not be secretive about that part of my life.
But now that I'm with Geoff I have no desire to keep him in the shadows.Posted by jcommings at May 25, 2005 03:12 PM