still here ..

Hey! I hope everyone’s holidays are going well. As you know, I’m in Kansas City with my family. It’s been pretty tough so far. I feel a lot of pressure to continue moving forward with my family. That is, to continue talking about my issues and try to develop a deeper connection with them. But I haven’t been able to do that so far. My parents aren’t initiating the conversation–and neither am I. It’s almost like I didn’t even send the letter at all, which is really awkward. So, I’m feeling pretty depressed about that.

I’ve also decided to take a step back from blogging for the next week or so. Sorry, I haven’t been responding as much to comments or reading other blogs. I’m trying to get caught up on emails right now.

I just wanted you all to know that I am still here and I appreciate all the support. Happy New Year! See you in 2011!


10 responses to “still here ..

  1. Nice to see you, Mike!
    Don’t get discouraged. I’m sure it’s probably on their minds as well. Now that the bustle of the holidays is dying down, perhaps you can find a quiet moment to approach a discussion with them, or at least one of them, if that is easier.
    I hope everything goes well. Happy New Year to you!
    Have a safe trip home,

  2. Hi. Your blog inspired me to start my own. Best of luck to us all in 2011.

  3. I hope you get to talk with your parents before you leave and get at least some of what you want to say said. You can’t resolve a lifetime in a week, but you can start. Enjoy your blogging break, and we’ll see you when you get back.

  4. How are you doing? I think your parents are trying to figure the right timing to bring up the subject as you are. Whatever happens, I think that will be a big step for you. Don’t worry about responding to other people’s blogs because we all know you’re working on your issues very hard. Please take good care of yourself first and foremost. I look forward to continuing to read your blog next year. Happy New Year to you, and fly back home safely. I’m crossing my fingers for you!

  5. Sending you some confidence to talk with your parents. (((Mike))) Happy New Year to you too.

  6. I hope you’re able to start getting more comfortable with talking to your parents and the conversation that needs to happen, happens.
    Happy New Year.

    Take care,

  7. Don’t know if this is relevant for you, but my t recently told me that I’m not ready yet to talk to my parents about past issues. I’m not sure why exactly. But it was nice to feel she thought she could help me with it and I didn’t have to put too much pressure on myself about it. Good luck.

  8. This is really hard stuff. It will take time. My family is much the same way as yours it seems. I hope you take the time you need for yourself.

  9. Thank you all for your support! 🙂

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