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  • The first time I fell in love was in my freshman year in high school.

    I was a new transfer to the campus and was very insecure.

    I remember sitting at the very back of the room during orientation hoping that I would "be liked" in my new school. At the very least, that I would not be bullied as I was in my old school.

    Blending in was hard - I was the only one wearing "civilian clothes" and they were decidedly NOT trendy. I was also sporting my new pair of braces - great, all I needed was to get "GEEK" tattooed onto my forehead. All I wanted to do was dig up a hole and live in it...

    As I proceeded to do so (in my head, mind you), I heard a voice calling me...


    I looked up.

    Oh God, but my heart did skip a beat. She was the prettiest girl I had ever seen. The kind of girl that would never be friends with someone like me. I checked my side just to make sure she was talking to me. She smiled and reached out her hand.

    "Hi! I'm May."

    And with that smile, I was smitten...

    While I wouldn't call myself a lesbian or even bisexual, I always refer to this - as the moment I fell in love for the first time.

    Even though later on, she would break my heart (a story for another time), nothing could compare to the memory of the ineffable joy I felt -- that out of all the people in that room - more deserving, more suitable, more worthy...

    She chose (me).
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