Everyone's coming-out story is different, but you can pretty much guarantee most people felt super nervous before taking that first little step out of the closet. fightbasedeconomy.tumblr.com Luckily, a ton of people have done it before and there's no shortage of advice and stories to give you a little courage. Here are some posts to get you started on your way! 1. If you're considering sending a quick text, just to get it over with, read these first. not-your-dandelion.tumblr.com 2. If you need to hear some coming-out stories that will warm your cold, dead heart — here you go. buzzfeed.com 3. If you're nervous it's going to be ~a huge deal~, these short stories will bring you back down to earth. thatonepsychoticbitch.tumblr.com 4. And if you're more of a visual person, this photo series has you covered. Alejandro Ibarra 5. Not sure how to do it? Here are 41 ways to take the leap. BuzzFeed 6. Coming out to immigrant parents? Not easy, but these stories might give you hope. View this video on YouTube youtube.com 7. Thinking about making a drastic change to mark the occasion and feel more...you? These folks did, too. buzzfeed.com 8. You can't really go wrong using food to get your point across — take it from these sweet coming-out stories. mom-dontlookatmyblog.tumblr.com 9. And if this whole "coming out" thing has taken a while to figure out? Yea, people can relate. View this video on YouTube youtube.com Baby steps. 10. Want to give your friends and family some quick tips on what you need from them right now? No problemo, we've got a list of lovely ways to support loved ones who have just come out. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Comedy Central Send them a subtle hint. 11. And, if all else fails, here is the ultimate survival guide packed with books, music, and advice to see you through. BuzzFeed Only thing left to say is, "Good luck!" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Lionsgate And you can do it.