There’s something that’s been on my mind and I wanted to toss it out to you guys for some feedback. I think most of you know that I live in Los Angeles. However, I’m not from here. I’m from Detroit and that means I’m a LONG way from home and my family. As an only child who is super close to my mom, you’d think I’d have problem with being so far away from home. Somehow it works out. Or at least it has. People told me that things would change when I had a child. They told me that I’d want to be closer to my family. In some ways, everyone was right!
Now that I have a little family, I so want to be near my parents. The thing is, I want them to move here. I know, I’ve got some nerve! Sometimes, I feel totally selfish for moving away from them. The older I get, I really want that time with them. I want my son and baby-to-be to get to know them better than seeing them on webcam and a few visits a year.
Every now and then I wonder if I’m being selfish for living so far away. The thing that helps me is my mom. She’s always said that I need to live my life and do what makes me happy. She’s always been a supporter of me going wherever my heart or dreams take me. Her stance is that she moved away from her family and landed in Michigan and so she’d never wanted to stop me from making my own way even if it means I’m way out here. I love her for that! Still, I can’t help but wonder (in my Carrie Bradshaw voice) am I being selfish? Should I live closer to my family?