Oh the joys of having well-meaning Catholic parents. I don’t have a problem with religion or parents trying to do what’s best for their child. Yet, every child reaches an age where they start to make their own decisions. Once you become a legal adult, move out of your parents house and experience the world, you may find yourself with opinions different from your parents. Cohabitation is strongly frowned upon in the Catholic church and for some reason the church likes to complain about that more than the number of homeless, sick and suffering. I’m not hear to judge though, I’m here to tell you what happened when I told my parents I was moving in with my boyfriend. Believe me, I Googled for advice when I first made this decision and I would like to add my two cents. Maybe my experience can give you some good ideas on how to tell your Catholic parents you want to move in with your boyfriend.
I’m sorry if my posts have been a bit scattered lately and I promise it won’t last for longer. Here’s the short of it: remember when I wrote about moving in with my boyfriend. Well, that’s happening. In fact, it’s happening next weekend. I told the parents, everything is good and it’s time to move!
The past month has been filled with hours of packing and handling all the issues associated with moving. This is the first time I’ve ever moved with real furniture and I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out everything I need to do to make this process as simple as possible. Unfortunately, all this work has cut into my blog time. In fact, it’s cut into all my time. I haven’t played many video games, read many books or even worked on my own book for the past month. Likewise, I haven’t been able to blog much either. Continue reading What Happened to Chapter TK?
There’s exciting news in the world of TK! At the beginning of this year, I said I had a super secret plan. It was secret because it involved me looking for a job in the town my boyfriend works in while he looked for one in mine. We found out real fast that there was nothing for me where he worked, though, and started focusing both our efforts on getting him a job near my place of work. I am proud to announce today that those efforts have been successful! You know what that means? It won’t be too long now that we will move in with each other. I’m thrilled at the prospect, but there’s one dark smudge on that reality. What do I tell my Catholic parents? Honestly, I expect anything from quiet acceptance to disownment. I’m not about to let their opinions dictate mine, though. This is my life! All the same… I have to tell them something and I’d rather not make a bigger deal out of the move than it should be. Continue reading Living the Life I Want, Yet Fearing Parental Reactions