I was just sent Max's book for free (certain incidences have got me at a low point in my life right now. Thank you so much Max) and in return he asked that I share my story with you all. I have recently turned 20 and a few months ago my parents found out that I was gay. It was at that time that I was completely disowned. All of my bank accounts were opened when I was too young to open one on my own, so my dad opened them for me. When they disowned me, my father closed all the accounts and kept the money, leaving me with nothing but a backpack full of my clothes. I then reached out to a few friends I knew in DC and the nearby areas. In the past 7 months, I have moved 6 times. 5 of them were from couch to couch that friends graciously allowed me to stay at for a while until I felt like I was being a bother. During that time I saved up enough to put up a security deposit on an apartment. I was living on the floor but it felt good to know I had a place I could call mine. I was working about 70 hours a week and I have finally finished furnishing my room. Unfortunately, even at 70+ hours, the money isn't the best. I work at a restaurant that doesn't get much traffic, and I have had many days that I've worked 12 hours and made less than 10 dollars the entire day. I used to never believe the whole "it'll get better" thing because for years I've only been kicked down lower and lower, but I can finally see the light. Through my hard work, I'm being offered a much better paying job, I have a place to call my own, and I've found out who my friends really are. After all, the people who stay with you when you truly have nothing else are the ones who truly care.
Well thanks for listening to me ramble about my life story, hopefully it helps at least one person in any way shape or form. And I hope you all read Max's book. I've only just started but I truly do enjoy it.
Good morning Max, congratulations once again on the 100k! I have a feeling that this forum will be quite interesting and has the potential to help a lot of young people who may need some help, guidance and reinforcement. I know that it would have been helpful to me back in the day. You continue to amaze me.
John: Thanks for sharing this, man. There's a lot of people out there with similar stories, though yours is especially tough. Seems like you're doing the right thing. The only thing I might add is that the better your attitude in whatever you do, the faster you'll move up the ranks. Eventually you'll find ways to work smarter and get on top of all this. Make sure you're letting yourself feel all of this now, instead of hiding from it with less-than-productive behavior. A wise person said that to me a few years ago. I wish I'd listened more closely then :-)
I received the Hot Sissy book free due to the status of me being a "broke college kid". Thank you so much Max for this book and congrats on 100K followers! I've only read the first couple of pages so far and I'm already loving it! But anyways, here's my high school/middle school experience. Middle school for me was pure hell. I was bullied a lot because of my appearance and sexuality. I was a short, skinny, and pimply kid with glasses; pretty much a huge target for bullies. What's interesting though is that I was bullied for my sexuality when I wasn't even out of the closet (didn't come out until freshman year of high school). I didn't really play sports and I was into things that most boys my age didn't like which made me stick out even more and was constantly called the usual gay slurs. It never got physically violently thankfully. What's interesting though is that I was never really bullied in high school when I was out with my friends and everything. However, in my junior year I started having major body issues and began binge eating and then throwing it all up. It didn't last long because a friend of mine heard me one day in the bathroom and she helped me through it. Today, at 19 years old and in my second semester of college, I can saw that I'm very comfortable in my own skin and have learned to embrace and love myself. I started to work out this year and my goal is to have a build like you Max! I hope people will see this forum and it will help them in some way.
Post by ancienneregina on Feb 27, 2015 4:22:41 GMT
HELLO BROTHERS OF THE BOARD. SPECIAL HELLO TO MAX - PEACE YES, I'M OLD ENOUGH TO BE EVERYONE'S GRANDMA AND GREAT-GRANDPA ROLLED INTO WHATEVER YOUR HEART AND IMAGINATION TAKES ONE JUST RECEIVED THE PUBLICATION, MAX. ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY. JUST FINISHED IT ABOUT A HALF HOUR BACK I LAUGHED AND CRIED AND SCREAMED. GOOD FOR YOU YOUNG BLOOD. STAY LOVING AND CLEAN KEEP IT UP PEACE
What I learned that helped me overcome my eating disorder was just the support from my friend, building up my self confidence, and learning how bulimia can really break down the enamel on your teeth and ruin them.
Hey! Thanks for sending me the free copy. It was very positive reading experience. Dialogue was smooth and characters felt that they were flesh and blood.
Imagination has always been very important to me. I could escape there. I was bullied alot when i was child. Difficulties don't make you stronger, it is other way round. I don´t want to feel sorry myself. I does not make the difference. I think i found myself in theater. I can make people laugh. It was awesome feelin. I have found people who share this passion. My other passion is to write. Maybe someday i publish something, who knows. I study at the moment(library and information) ...after high schhol i worked and one day i realize that i need some education also. So here i am.
Ok sun is finally shining so maybe i go out and take a walk. Enjoy life! ps English is not my mother tongue so thats good excuse to make mistakes.