I can totally relate to this, Lizzie. Right now, my mom thinks I’m a nutcase taking a gap year, but now that I’m a college graduate who is more confused about life than anything, I find that one is necessary. Fortunately, my mom tolerated my decision, but she still thought of me as a “privileged kid”, even though the reality of the situation was more difficult to the extent of a life-or-death situation. I’d explain more, but I don’t wanna be too personal with my story.
Thanks for your honesty in this piece.