Originally Posted by fadeaway1289
I really think you should still pursue this dream no matter what others say. You are very passionate about it and super talented. It would be a tragedy to see that talent and passion go to a waste.
Originally Posted by AeryFairy
This. You should definitely try and get into CalArts, at the very least, if that's what you want out of life.
My mom knows I like drawing, but I don't think she realizes how passionate I am about what I want to do, she sees it as a hobby. I think once it clicks for her she'll be more supportive.
Do you have to take care of your little brothers a lot? If so do you sometimes feel like a second mom to them?
I do take care of them a lot, and I often feel like a second mom to them. When my mom and dad were married, my dad was always "at the neighbors" (I found out later he was out doing drugs), and I had to help out my mom. I just grew up this way, and I didn't realize it was odd or anything, until I watched movies and things and I realized the dads are supposed to help out. I did things like get them bottles in the middle of the night, change their diapers, babysit them, helped out when we went out (like pushing their strollers and things like that), etc. When they got older, I still did things like get their bottles, I get their clothes for them, get them food, help the youngest one get his shoes on, things like that.
I feel really bad saying this, but I feel like I need to tell someone. I was relieved when my mom got her tubes tied after my youngest brother was born. My mom recently got re-married, though, and I think they're trying to have another baby. I heard my mom and step-dad talking about money (the exact amount it takes to reverse tubes tying), they've been going to the doctors a lot for tests or something, talking quietly and having us leave the room, and the other day my mom told me she got me a multi-vitamin that has no fish or gelatin or anything at the store, and thinking she put it on the vitamin shelf, I went and got a bottle from the back that looked like a vitamin bottle, but it was actually a vitamin she got for herself that has DHA. I know she hasn't had a surgery yet, but I actually don't want them to be able to conceive, because I don't want to have to take care of it or help with it.
Also, my whole life, every birthday, any money I got was put in my account for college. When she was getting divorced, going back to college, getting my dad evicted, buying our new house, she took out my college money and hasn't paid me back, but now she's considering paying $6-8000 before paying me back when I'll be going to college in 3 years. I know it's really selfish, but there's a point where I'm kind of sick of it. Having to take care of my brothers has also made me sure I never want to have children. I've been taking care of my brothers for ten years, I don't ever want to be doing that again for another 18 or so years. I have no problems babying my animals and raising them, I just don't like kids.
What are your favorite tv shows?
30 Rock, The Office, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm
[QUOTE]How do you like your coffee and tea? Do you add anything?[QUOTE]
I add buckets of sugar to each. I like them very sweet, and for an average mug of either, I'll add between 4-6 spoons of sugar (depending on if the drink or almond milk is pre-sweetened). I like almond milk in each, too. I love silk pure almond milk, and the vanilla version is great in hazelnut coffee. I don't need any milk in tea, but if I'm drinking it by itself as a sort of snack or dessert instead of with a meal, then I like to add some.