The Barrett Sisters sang the song, No Ways Tired, in the documentary, Say Amen Somebody. I always found this song comforting and inspiring over the many years that I’ve known it. When I think of the path that I have traveled in coming out, this song speaks to me.
Here are the lyrics from the beginning of the song:
I don’t feel no ways tired,
I’ve come too far from where I’ve started from.
Nobody told me that the road would be easy,
I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.
I’ve come too far from where I’ve started from to turn back now. I’ve come too far not to be proud of who I am. When I look back at the past year and nine months, since moving out of the house with my wife, I am amazed at how far I have traveled, how good it has been, and how much positive feedback I’ve gotten on the way.
I don’t feel no ways tired. I feel energized by the journey. I’m amazed by how young I feel, how good I still look, and how successful I have been as a gay man in his mid to late 50s to come out. Other men I know have not found it so easy, although a few have. The ones who are successful have a great attitude and a sense of excitement about the journey.
Nobody told me that the road would be easy, and it has not always been. But about my own life, I am an optimist and feel that anything is possible. I do not know what is next on this journey but I am excited and ready to find out.