Homophobia – #16

This past weekend, I experienced my first homophobic interaction. A week ago, today, my dad turned the big 6-0. My mom has planned surprise parties for my dad at 40 and 50, but this year we dialed it back a bit and opted to get together on a Friday night at a bar close to […]

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Vulnerability – #16

I’m sitting here trying to write about vulnerability and I can’t help but feel…vulnerable. Putting yourself out there, no matter how you’re doing it, is a scary thing. No one wants to look bad in front of other people. No one wants to fail. But when did it become a weakness to show vulnerability, to […]

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Life Struggles

We’ve spent the last few posts talking about the good stuff – happiness, the little things, and personal development. While the good is good…the struggles and the hard stuff is where it really counts. #11 always says, “the good is easy”. It’s in the hard, mundane, messy and complicated situations where you really test yourself […]

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Happiness

Can being in love really be the sole reason for our happiness? We both feel that this plays a very large part, but we also know that there are other contributors to our world of bliss. Our smiles would definitely not be this big without also being blessed with our family, friends, health and careers. […]

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The Little Things

If you follow either member of Team 27 on social media, there’s a 99.9% chance you’ve seen us post about a surprise or thoughtful gesture that the other one has done. We can’t help but share a small fraction of these moments with those in our life because we’re proud to show off our love. […]

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Communication

We all dream to have the perfect relationship, but we also know that the perfect relationship doesn’t exist. With anything in life, there is good and bad, but the key is to have the balance right. At the end of the day, if you’re happy and completely in love, you can overcome the hard days. […]

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“Coming Out” – #16

Living at home with your parents while trying to hide a new relationship is not an easy task. I was 23 and felt like I was back in high school, sneaking around and not being completely honest about where I was or who I was going with. On top of that, I’m incredibly close with […]

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Coming Out – #11

Anyone that has come out to their loved ones, has their own unique story. I have heard many and not one of them is the same. Here is mine…. The first person I confided in was my uncle Mike. I figured with all my confusion, maybe he could help me figure out my thoughts and […]

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Rugrats

First I’d like to start off by saying, I won the jackpot in the parent department. I truly had the greatest parents, and because of that; my life started out in the very best way. My foundation was solid and it had a huge impact on where I am today. When I was young, I […]

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15 Years

Once I accepted that I loved Steph regardless of gender, I had to wrap my brain around being with someone who was 15 years older than me. I mean it’s 15 years…that’s not a small gap. When we were together, we never noticed that there was any age gap, let alone one of more than […]

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