I had been getting pretty bored with the job at my brothers auto repair shop in California, and when he called me to come on-site to fix my car, I was in tears.
After I’d given him my word that I’d take it on and I’d do my best, he was really excited about the work.
He told me I was the best car guy he had ever seen, and that I should tell him about it if I wanted a job in the future.
He was very encouraging.
He also mentioned that I might be able to find work in another part of the country.
But after a few weeks at his shop, I realized that he’d been lying.
I started feeling a little disrespected, so a few months later, I quit the job and went home to San Francisco.
And I quit every part of my life.
I was just an ordinary guy.
I had no skills, and I didn’t have the qualifications.
I didn, in fact, have a criminal record.
I’d been in the military for three years, and after that I spent six years on the streets, working for different gangs and getting involved with drugs and alcohol.
I ended up in prison for three and a half years for robbery and for dealing cocaine.
I became homeless.
But I had a great time in prison, and then one day I went to work for a car parts store.
When I went in the front desk, I saw a lot of young black men.
They had big, tattooed faces, and they were all working on cars.
I thought, I have to meet these guys.
The first thing I did was go in and meet them.
I asked, Where are they from?
They said, New York.
I said, OK, I’ll come pick them up.
So I was a new person in a new place.
And then I started working.
And within three weeks I had three new friends in my shop.
And the next year, when I started to work at Brothers Auto parts, I knew I was going to be the best.
But at the same time, I didn’ t feel very comfortable working in a white shop.
I felt like I was being treated like a criminal.
I also felt that I was treated as a second-class citizen.
And so I began to make a conscious effort to work with people of color, to make sure that they had the support they needed.
That was really the beginning of my career.
I began working in the Asian community in San Francisco, where I met so many people of Asian descent.
And as I got to know them better, I became more comfortable with my own skin.
And one day, a young Asian woman came up to me and asked me what it was like working in her shop.
That made me feel really comfortable.
I met her for the first time when I was still in college, and we started dating.
And it was a really great feeling to meet someone from a different race, because you don’t think about your race or your ethnicity.
And this woman was very different from my own.
She was beautiful, smart, funny, and she was very confident in herself.
She knew a lot about cars, and what kind of parts she wanted to work on.
She told me about all the people who had helped her and her shop and how she worked with the Asian guys, who were really cool.
I came to know her as a friend and a family member.
I saw her a lot, and as I was becoming a better car person, I began dating other Asian men.
I dated them all, but I didn t see her for a long time.
I realized, Maybe she’s not going to see me again.
It wasn’t until I met someone else in a different area of the city that I started seeing her again.
We started dating again.
And that was when I realized I was gay.
I went through a very difficult time in my life before and after coming out.
It was a long process.
I just kept going back and forth with my partner of two years, saying, OK I’ve got to be open with my boyfriend.
And he’s a very supportive person.
But then I got the message that he was gay, too.
He didn’t want to be around me anymore.
He just didn’t see me as the person he wanted to be.
So he gave up on me.
So now, I’ve been in a relationship with another guy for two years now, and he’s very supportive and loving and caring.
And we are both very open with each other.
So there’s a lot more to come in terms of coming out, but this is just the beginning.
I’m still in a long-term relationship, and my goal is to be married and have children.
I want to make the most of my experience and to do