Yes, TalN, I agree, and I've made it a point to not let on too much about my personal life when in work environs. ¬†I think they can sense I'm 'not like most', however, and that has caused problems in the area of 'team-playerism' that is so prevalent in business now. ¬†Yuckyuckyuck. ¬†If I wanted to be on a 'team', I'd go be a baseball player or something. ¬†I'm an employee, not a 'team-mate'. ¬†Gee, maybe that's one of the reasons why I'm still unemployed; that I refuse to play their 'reindeer games' when all I want to do is do my own job and do it well, and do it *by myself*!? ¬†But (of course), I digress. ¬†We were talking about family... ¬†:biggrin:
As far as how my family handles me, well, after all these years, they've grown used to me and my eccentricities...I've been into 'different', esoteric things and lifestyles most of my life, but since becoming an 'adult' at 18 and moving on to my own life, they've pretty much accepted that I will never be like, say, my sister, who went to college, got her Master's, got married, had a kid, etc.
They aren't wholeheartedly behind much of my interests, or don't fully understand them, but they want me to be happy, and so they 'live and let live'.
Even now, at age 38, I'm still figuring out a lot about who I am and what I want out of life, but being boring and normal will never be a part of it, of that I'm sure! ¬†:cheesy:
:asthanos: ¬†<--- just like the song... "i gotta be me, i gotta be me..."