Thanks for this, Cole! ;)
You just reminded me what is important, right after I had one of “those” conversations with my parents.
Even though I already know that the way I am on right now is the only way for me — these uncomfortable conversations happen. My inner child still wants to hear “I am proud of you” instead of “I just want you to be safe”.
But… I have learned how to say “I am proud of you” to myself.
And tommorrow will be, once again, full of writing!