I have been an inhabitant of this planet for twenty seven years to date. So far throughout life I have worn many labels, and I expect to wear many more before this wonder filled journey of mine is over. I have grown up struggling with acceptance of myself, thinking that I was defined by my parents and family. I joined the Marine Corps almost eight years ago and began to think that maybe that is what defines me. In 2012 I was diagnosed with HIV and then yet again I thought that that is what defined me. I have learned in the past couple years that nothing and yet everything defines who I am. Live life with me, I will rant about things, discuss HIV, share my experiences as a gay man, and will probably even post some fictional articles to sate my sudden creative outbursts. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy putting myself out there!