My pen name is Sam Weller. Sam Weller is a favorite character of mine from the Charles Dickens book, The Pickwick Papers. The picture of Sam Weller below reminds me of a hot English dandy so I have selected it as my blog picture.
Who am I? I’m a gay man. I began coming out to myself in 2012 and came out to my wife soon after. I separated from my wife in 2014 after 20+ years of marriage. We had one son who is now an adult working and living on his own. Today I am now out in all parts of my life.
I began this blog as a way to make sense of my journey and the new life I was embarking on. It has been an interesting, wonderful and powerful time. I love my new life and exploring life as an out gay man. I enjoyed discovering all aspects of gay life: dating; having a boyfriend; getting involved in LTBTQ causes and non-profit work; marching in pride parades; coming out at work, and building a fantastic new life.
I began dating my partner, now husband, a year after I moved out of my marriage. We had been dating for two years when my wife was diagnosed with cancer. We held on to our relationship through eight difficult months while I navigated my wife’s cancer treatment and her ultimate passing. A year later we moved in together. Recently we married, and the journey continues.
My blog is my journey from first coming out to my wife to the last few wonderful years. And what an incredible journey it has been.