Why is it that I am always looking for my families approval?
I did something that I am very proud of myself for doing.
*even though the article in the paper makes me sound like the least eloquent person in the world*
However, I have dinner with my family and all the sudden I’m back to just feeling like a house wife that is just trying to make herself feel important. Why do I let them do this to me?!?
After my swearing in on Wednesday we went out for dinner and a celebratory drink. My parents and a close friend came. I was surrounded by support and love. The look of pride on my dad’s face could have made me cry. But then this weekend, my siblings…!!!!!
I got comments like “why would you want to be a part of that board” “they (the BOE) don’t really do anything anyway, right?”
Well, despite them I am still really excited about doing this. I made the comment to my dad “If you ever run into the problem of starting to get a big head, or just overly excited about the possibility that you could create change, just bring it up with these 3. They will knock you down quick and put you back in your place.”
Don’t get me wrong, I love my family. But, DAMN! I’m frustrated that I let them get to me. And that they can’t just say “congratulations” and move on.