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These past few days have been painful as well as insightful and eye-opening. I am glad I have gained perspective and that I continue to grow.
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Earlier this week, my parents came home and started to complain about their jobs and how they wished they were in a better financial situation to fix up our decrepit house and to give my mom an opportunity to not work if she wanted, or at least find better work for herself.
In the midst of their conversation, my dad turns to me and tells me that I was basically going to be the one to support them. That when my writing took off they could retire.
Now, this is not a new thing for my father to say. He's been saying how us kids were going to support them one day for as long as I can remember, but this time I felt completely aware of the magnitude of his words.
No wonder why I had put so much pressure on myself.
I was so stressed out that I couldn't help my parents get out of the financial hole they were in, I felt as though I was RESPONSIBLE for their lives because that is how they made it seem.
But it isn't. Just Because they brought me into this world, doesn't mean I owe them anything. Sure, I will help in the future when they can no longer care for themselves, but right now they are their own responsibility. They are the ones that made their decisions and I am the one responsible for my own. #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #CP #Family #Insight #MyCondition