The past few weeks have been strange, to say the least. I come from a complicated family (really, who doesn't any more?), and that family just became more. I just sent my first text to an uncle I never knew I had. It's weird. We've been talking online for a couple weeks, and sometimes I feel like I'm writing to the personals. Like: I'm 35, I like motorcycle riding, playing with my cats, and long walks on the beach. Please, tell me about yourself.
Have you ever encountered family you never knew existed? It's trippy. How do you condense a lifetimes worth of stories into a casual, singular conversation?
I've been dying to talk to people about it, but am never sure what - or how much - to say. My inner child is screaming: "I have family! Yippie!"
And it's insane how much the family we're learning matches the family we know. It's like life took a mirror at a certain point in time and said, "you're making this huge change, let's see how each path will go." On one path, you have an outcast who's rejected by family. The other has a core family rejected by the extended. You see how things really aren't any different, yet everything is. It's weird, and tough to process.
I had to talk to someone, even if it was just vague. Thanks for being there, and being patient while my world continues to erupt into the strange and unusual. <3