As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ll be moving out in May to my own house and am presently in the joyful stage of packing. What I hadn’t mentioned is that my parents are both moving to Texas, which is also where my brother lives. I’ll be staying here in Pennsylvania, at least for now, but it won’t be forever. The thing that surprises me most is that I’m actually receiving a lot of flak from people about my staying here while my parents move.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m going to miss them a lot. My immediate family – my mom, dad, and brother – are all very close. When they are all down in Texas, it’s going to be hard, especially at first, but I’ve accepted that. In fact, it my my decision to remain in Pennsylvania, even though the option to move to Texas was offered to me, more than once.
I’ve heard that people don’t agree with what we’re doing. I suppose that’s their opinion and they’re entitled to it, though I’m really curious about what’s disagreeable about it. I’ve also been told, more than once, that I’ll be moving down to Texas in no time, because I won’t be able to live away from my parents.
Um… yeah, I turn twenty-six next month.
Do people not realize that I’m an adult, fully capable (and willing) to make my own decisions in life? In fact, currently making decisions about my life.
I’m staying here. For now. I’ve no illusions that it will be forever. I have dreams I want to fulfill and places I want to see. Right now, the things I want to do can be done from Pennsylvania. As I finish those, we’ll see where the road takes me, but I’m adult enough to make that decision for myself.