The Choice I Made When I Was Twenty-Three is about a young man's coming-of-age story. It's about overcoming battles with identity, sexuality, and spirituality. At age 23 Mark faces his secrets, pain, and anger from the past and announces to his parents that he is gay. After his announcement he begins feeling empty and desperate once again searching for help and answers. One day in his room he receives help in a way he least expected. Mark perseveres through some of his hardest moments in life, eventually marrying his true love. Through it all he realizes that everything people do, become, and achieve all starts with the power of a choice. Here is Mark's story of hope to those who have ever wondered who am I? What am I here for? And how one choice can put you in a brand-new direction that will change your life forever.