Apologies for the lack of picture and titles in my artwork section--I have NO idea why it did that. But it's fixed now.
Yesterday I have over 70 pageviews! Over 70!! This is fantastic! It makes me gleeful to know that people look at my site...but is it too much to ask that people leave comments? I love to hear from ya'll in words rather than as marks on a graph.
Just joined DA, again...after over a year of just lurking I got permission from Dad to let me go back. And it is sooo nice to be able to comment on pictures that until now I've only been able to look at. *grins* Go check it out! http://brambles-de-la-fox.weebly.com
I've been thinking lately, about the transition from a child to an adult...not the mental or phsyical side, but the outside influence of responsibilities and priveleges. See, the way that people would have you think, once a person turns 18 they are an adult and therefore can go do whatever they want, whenever they want, with whomever they want, etc. If a person was living by themselves, that would be taken for granted. But when said individual is living at home, parental rules and the presence of siblings adds a bit of difficulty to that mindset.
See, if parents lay down rules about something, it's the obligation of their child to obey. But what about when the child is legally an adult? Are there added freedoms and responsibilities to be considered, or does the parent lay down the law as a PARENT and not as a fellow adult? And what about expenses? Is the adult child suddenly seen as a freeloader because they're not paying for every expense that comes from their existence? I suppose that it's difficult for parents to suddenly at a magic date say 'Well, you're on your own see ya later', but it's also difficult for the child to be treated like a child instead of an adult. When one has spent the majority (not all, granted, but most) of their life having big decisions made FOR them, it makes one chafe upon becoming an adult to make decisions for themselves. It's almost as if their judgement isn't trusted; they're too young to make these decisions. But there must come a time when they CAN make decisions and take on the consequences of their actions without having everything hinge upon the parents.
...man, I'm glad to get that out of my system...*headdesk*
What else, what else...oh! Getting a desk today--I will take lots of pictures! It's a dark cherry-wood--matches the piano and the bookshelf, believe it or not. I LOVE second-hand stores.
It rained about 3 inches yesterday, so the whole yard and surrounding area is swimming. Oy. So no riding today *tear* I'm going to go home (working @ the gym) and work on my socks and listen to an audio-book. Woo.