Young man with striped shirt, jean jacket and purple/bluey pants crouched in an ally way, all smiles

laugh a little harder, love a little greater

My biggest regret is not being my real self sooner. Most of my life, I walked around trying to be what other people expected of me. I wanted to make sure that I didn’t draw any unwanted attention, shake any boat, and simply, I didn’t want to stand out in any way. Not only was I limiting my experiences, I didn’t really know who I was. Slowly but surely I’m now breaking free of the mold; I smile a little bigger, laugh a little harder, and love a little greater. I’m now on a life journey to discover my true self, whatever that means in that journey, and share it with the people I love.

– Dale, community activist, public speaker, energetic, optimist, professionally awkward >> learn more