How It's Supposed To Be

Updated: May 24, 2021

Sometimes I forget the eccentric and complicated life I have chosen to walk and am reminded when pieces of my past show up.

I have never really had a traditional nuclear family, although there have been years of my life spent pretending I did. It was always easier to pretend, because it is truly so complicated people’s heads spin in confusion, while politely pretending they understand.

My mother was adopted, so I have “birth” family members and “adopted” family members on her side. I have extra grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

My bio father deeply struggled wit