Hey Alexa, thanks for replying
Yeah, I have slept on it. My heart was racing for a while, but eventually I managed to get to sleep. I am feeling a lot better now, I think. I've known I'm gay for a while, but I'm only out to my immediate family. I think this is a good thing because I want to be more out.
I don't think anyone from the class will have an issue with it. I don't know, I still have this nagging feeling that something might go wrong. I think I'm going to work on coming out to my friends next. There is only one friend I have that I think might have an issue with it, but I guess you never know until you know.
Back in 2020, I volunteered to help out with teaching a German class. I remember whenever we talked about romantic relationships, I was making sure that whenever I personally acted out examples, I used "wife" or "girlfriend." I remember after class I felt awful about that because I felt I was not being genuine with myself.
I vowed after that that I would work to be more out (as long as it was safe, of course). It looks like this is the first step.