family. money. aging. children. preparation for the future. blech.
If there is anything that has been impressed in me more and more over the last few weeks, it is that when things are difficult, it is even more important to face them, to share them, to deal with them. I have always felt that way. Challenge has always stoked a fire in my gut, has always caused me to gain determination. But I never, never want to put myself into a place where I limit my options.
I love my grandmother, but her stubbornness and embarrassment over her personal decisions have made it more difficult for everyone to deal with.
I will not hide myself from my family. I will not hide my successes and failures. I will not.