Today my dad turned the big 60… woot woot.
And of course he made me go on a walk with him. Walks are never good experiences, and this one very potentially was the worst one to date.
Did you know I was never congratulated for getting a job? My parents view what I do as something that was handed to me, not something I actually have to work at. If they only knew… maybe they’d be happier if I was working at Big Y or some place like that. Not to dis any Big Y employee’s out there..
Turns out my parents and I have a completely different view on work. I work to learn, to get experience, maybe a skill that will help me down the road. I’m pretty sure my Sharepoint scripting I learned today will be helpful with the way I see Microsoft going. For me, I would do this if I was getting paid a million dollars or if I was volunteering, its the experience that matters. My parents on the other side care about me earning money, they view it as the essential part of my job. Making an hourly rate is better than all the experience in the world. Hence a problem. When they talk about how much money I make, and how much I spend, they fail to bring up how much experience I’m getting, and how that will help me later on. And honestly, I think I’m pretty good with my money. I don’t buy outrageous items for pleasure purposes (cough paintball guns cough), I do not need to be on the bleeding edge with technology hardware, and you don’t see me buying out clothing stores.
The second issue is not blog appropriate, simply too personal and upsetting to me. Yes, I know you’re pretending to support me. And I appreciate the act, but it’s still and act none the less.
How has common sense ever been an issue to bring up? It’s common!
No dad, I have not wanted to be able to have a meaningful discussion with you. I understand that was something you missed out in as a child with parents that were… just there…but I think I’ll miss out as well….
I’m only feeling slightly better, know things are not going the way I want them to and I’m not sure what I can do about it. Yes, this summer is better than the last one, by leaps and strides.. which I should be happy for… but i look at the races and see I’m barely clear of the starting line… and it’s a four lap race.
I’ll keep y’all updated!