(Regarding relationship stuff, also advice is welcomed but like you do you, yo and whateverrrrrr, holla) Small venting moment (forgive me, totes missed you guise and this is like my first post in forever and just getting this off my chest before I try to visit more often cuz I love you all like whoa): Had a small argument with the mama a few nights ago (this happened like Tuesday night. I do live at home right now, since graduated a year ago and free rent and I work a couple jobs and my dog and yeee) where she told me I can't date my man anymore because of our age difference (he is 48, I am 23). I have been dating him long distance with three times we have spent a few days together each, since December, talking since November. She hasn't met him in person yet, but she does know how he has taken me on dates and surprise sent me flowers for my birthday with a sweet note and she has seen pictures of him and has seen me so happy and gushy over him. Sobbed for way too long, way too hard. Felt her kiss my head the morning after the fight and she told me she loved me more than anything fight night and is trying to protect me. And I hurt because this is happiness for me; this is a smart, respectful man I laugh nonstop around and go dancing with and walk around for hours and sit without really talking about anything and we feel bliss.. Really hoping her thoughts will process with time.. I'm not giving up but I feel such a weight inside of me right now.. Life is hard, my friends. </3 And I'm resisting putting an innuendo in hurr, cuz serious and stuff. But, damn. I'm starting to realize I'm not a kid, and this way of thinking that has been preset in me since growing up with my mom is starting to change as it should. I don't want to be stuck and shriveling up whenever she gets like this. I'm a grown-ass woman, right? Like, sheeeeeet. Rant over. Thanks for the space, guise. Also, sup.