Taking Control
Laura Annabelle

From what I read, I believe you are on the right track. The key here is that you are doing all of this for YOU. It may sound ‘selfish’ but the most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself; being in tune with who you are and what you want from life will allow you to forge deeper connections to others. As for talking to your parents: great initiative. Don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t go according to planned. Don’t mean to be negative here, but sometimes parents have this idea of what we are and what we are meant to be doing that is so set in stone they can’t see past that. If I can offer any piece of advice is be prepared for the conversation — you seem to have a pretty good plan already — but also be prepared for something less positive they might say. You won’t have to justify your choices or convince them of anything. You just need to state your truth on the record. I wish you luck and love and hope you continue to share your journey. ☺

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