Just in time for National Coming Out Day, Million Dollar Listing New York agent Fredrik Eklund opened up about his own journey. Fredrik took to Instagram to reveal how he opened up to his friends and family about his sexuality before he moved to New York City in 2000. "The last 24 hours I've seen so many beautiful posts here about coming out," he wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of himself with his husband, Derek. "No one should ever be ashamed or in pain due to love. So here is my attempt to explain my own circumstances over 15 years ago."
Following his touching coming out story (which you can read in full below), Fredrik had this message for others out there: "Often the things we think are going to be hard are just hard to start. Once it’s set in motion, it’s liberating. I suppose it’s sort of like jumping out of an airplane. The only real resistance is ourselves, our fear of the unknown. Whatever we need to do to live honestly and whatever transition we need to make in order to follow our dreams and be true to ourselves is the path we should take."
Check out some more deep thoughts from Fredrik, below.