||[Sep. 12th, 2007|08:27 am]
The Question Club
1. Have you ever felt a consuming need to impress your family? Do you have stories?
2. Do you have a sibling that has done 'better' things than you and gets a significant larger amount of attention and praise from said family? Again, stories?
I'm 19 - almost 20, in college, and no one cares. I know, I know. It's "cry me a river, internet!" But, I'm asking these questions because I've done amazing things for a 19 year old and it frustrates me that my dad and his side of the family (who are, for the record, not active in my life) don't and won't support me. I love my resume, I love what will soon be on it, and I love my potential future. But my family doesn't. They want me to go into medical or business. They praise and spoil my 24 year old law-school-graduate sister like there is no tomorrow. Is this right? Am I somehow seeing their point of view wrong? Would a parent not want their child to do something they love, rather than get a secure job in a mainstream field? It's not like my future is flimsy. My Mom is the only family member who is still active in my life and who supports me. I love her so much.
3. I'm thinking moving to Vegas to work (at an actual business that would benefit me and is related to my field, not some random 9-5) and go to school, TQC. Bad idea, even if I have someone to room with?