I’ve been out of work since May of last year. Trust me when I say that there are many drawbacks to this. Ironically though, there is one benefit I have enjoyed a great deal. I get to be naked at home for hours and hours and hours every day!! It’s been wonderful to have the house to myself and just enjoy running around naked without even considering getting dressed. One small perk, I guess.
So I’m sitting in the middle of a somewhat busy Starbucks and looking around at the clientele.There’s people younger than me, older than me, my age, men, women, groups, single, etc, etc, etc. Everyone has their own secrets. All have their own stories. And of course, everyone has the things that they keep to themselves that they’d prefer the world not know about them.
How many of these secrets are harmful? How many could be hurtful? Would it make any difference in this room if everyone knew? In this state? In this country? In this world? What if that knowledge being in the open didn’t hurt a single person anywhere and it made the person who was open about it feel infinitely better about themselves? What if that knowledge disgusted people and made them turn away?
These are the questions that burn within me. So what if I’m a nudist? Is it REALLY that wrong or harmful?? Does my nakedness harm others? Does it make me a terrible person? Will people look down upon me once they know?
I had a personal epiphany recently regarding something very personal (not nudist related). The majority of the people in my life let me down in a way that I did not consider possible. So I’m left with the lingering question in my head….if I was fearful of these people learning my secret and turning away from me, why does it matter if they’ve already turned away?? Perhaps there’s no time like the present to be honest with myself in more ways than one. Do I dare take a leap of faith in such a lonely state? It simply raises more questions than answers.
Obviously, the US is fanatical about nudism having negative connotations. I guess that's what happens when your country was founded by puritanical outcasts. So what country do you believe is the most accepting of nudism and/or the best for the lifestyle?
So, 99.9% of the people in my life have no idea that I’m a nudist. There are a few select individuals who are aware of it (obviously my wife is included). These people are “fortunate” enough to know my clothing preference because they themselves either understand the nature of the lifestyle or have had their own closeted issues that they’ve hidden.
I believe my purpose in starting this blog is to come to grips with the idea of revealing my nudism to those who know me. Notice I haven’t used the word “friends” yet? That’s intentional. I’ve learned many things so far in life and still have much more to learn. However, I’ve discovered that people can and generally do suck. I fully expect to lose people in my life once they learn I’m a nudist. But I do not now nor will I consider them “friends” if they do. If they don’t understand or wish to leave me be once my BIG SECRET is revealed, that’s their choice and they are free to make it.
Now as for family members finding out……that’s the pink elephant going over the hurdle in the room.