Monday, February 13, 2012

Lifestyle intervention


It's so warm in Mangilao, even warmer than Los Angeles.  I guess I forgot how tropical it is here almost year round.

I'm glad I came. I feel loved and cared for when I'm around my family.  That's something I haven't felt anywhere else.

I had my "lifestyle intervention", and believe it or not,  it was a was a cathartic experience: I feel cleansed.  I was initially resistant to the idea but now I know it was necessary.  I had definitely gone off the rails.

During my intervention my Dad offered to fix all the messes I've made by paying my unpaid bills and settling other uh... unsettling business -- all in exchange for me staying in Mangilao permanently.

For the first time in my life I told him no.  I told him that I could see that I had shamed him and I would never do that again.  I told him I knew that I was making horrible decision but those days were over. I told him that I needed to clean up my own messes or I'd never learn how to live a respectable life on my own.

And you know what?  He said he understood.

What the aitch?

Lesson of a lifetime: never underestimate your parents.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for your story Tera. I always wanted understanding parents when i was growing up. They have passed on and now I realize that they were understanding all along, I just didn't notice.

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  2. I'm glad it all worked out. Are you still going to draw your comic book?

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    1. I'll start posting new comics once I get settled back in LA.

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  3. We're relieved and happy for you, Tera!

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  4. Great illustration. water color?

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  5. I'm glad everything went so well. :)

    P.S.: Thanks for saying all those nice things about my comic too.

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    1. Thanks again, L.A. It's always nice to read your comments!:)

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