Have you ever set your mind to do something and were excited about it, but everyone around you were doubting it or trying to talk you out of doing it?
What's up with that?
I remember when I told my family I was moving to GA. That was five years ago when I lived in Boston, MA.
Everyone let loose all at once:
"OMG, what could you possibly want to go to GA for?"
"Why would you move out there when all the family is up here?"
"You're going to drive! OMG do you know that could take days??"
Everything lead up to the phrase, "You'll be back."
OK, that did it!
I haven't been back to Boston in five years. When I left I felt like no one had a positive thing to say and seemed to have no faith in my husband and I at all. So we packed out sh*t and left with our two-year-old daughter and broke camp.
We set up shop in North Fulton County and started living the suburban family life. A year later, daughter number two made an appearance and my sister, my nieces and my mother-in-law came down for the occasion.
No one else has seen my youngest child.
So, I've decided it's time for a little trip up North to see the fam (mainly my grandmother), and to let them see my little woman (who is now three-years-old). I call up my sister and let her know:
"It's about time! How are you getting here?"
"You're driving!? Do you know how much it will cost you in gas?!? Why aren't you flying my nieces up here..."
Here we go again...
Why can't they understand that I just may like going on road trips?
Am I wrong for having the urge to say FK-it for another 5 years and wanting to go somewhere else on a family vacation?