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Day 200

Dear Chris,

"Life is unfair".

I don't remember the first time I was told that. I could guess it was by my mother, though.

Life isn't fair, that's the lesson.

Life right now, isn't fair. I'm struggling to understand how I can make a future, if I want one. Growing older for 7 years in the same country after spending your entire childhood chopping and changing from one country to the next - it's incredibly difficult.

Moving was hard, don't get me wrong, but after what seemed like an eternity of routinely changing the view out my window...Staying in the same place is depressing.

I tell you what, I've had dreams of moving country - to Spain - but who knows if it'll happen. My mother has been pumping the brakes since I came up with the idea. She doesn't want me going to Spain. Or back to Australia. Or to Portugal. I've been offered jobs teaching yoga at a Buddhist temple in Portugal and I'll LIVE in the temple. Great opportunity, right? Wrong. Not to my mother, anyway. She shut that down quickly.

Life isn't fair, no, but I'm still trying. I will travel the world again, and I will live elsewhere. Otherwise, what's the point?

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    8 months ago

    sounds like your mother is holding you back from your dreams. I'm a dad, and I've always encouraged all three of my kids to explore what moves them. If you were mine, I'd say, yes, go to Portugal, live your truth and make it uniquely yours.....

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  • Savannah Bear Savannah Bear
    8 months ago

    Thank you for standing with me - I love that you support your children instead of putting doubt upon doubt in their minds, you're one of the great parents out there! I'm sure your children, with that encouragement will go very far :)

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    8 months ago

    I don't care much for how far they go, only that they are allowed to fulfill their dreams - I've always been a fan of Khalil Gibran's "On Children." Read it sometime and you'll understand where I'm coming from....

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