Ever get the feeling that people are ignoring you? Whether it’s your parent(s), friends, siblings, ect.? How does that make you feel? Angry? Sad? Both?

Now, I’ve might’ve said before that I keep things to myself. However, there are times when I want to talk to my mom about something I’m interested in, but it usually boils to me regretting bringing it up, because I’m either judged or rediculed. Sometimes both.

Example: my dream is to become an author and illustrator. Yes, it’s something that’s difficult to get into, and if I am successful, I may not be huge like Stephen King or David Pelzer. So I would need a side job, I understand that.

But… My mom is trying to veer me into the medical field, something I have 0 interest in. I don’t want to be a CNA, I want to do what I love. I love to write, and I love to draw. I don’t get support from my mom and stepdad about the career I’ve been trying to build since I was in 7th grade. I have support from my friends, and most of my family. I do think that part of the reason my mom doesn’t support me is because my dad is an artist.

I’ve tried making it obvious that I’m not interested, and she knows that I’m not, but here I am getting pushed into it anyway. I don’t know what to do other than maybe flat out tell her that I’m not going.

Right now, I’m considering going into Geology. I do like to study rocks.

But my main question is, how do you handle getting ignored?

I don’t handle it well. I become angry, and I dwell on it. I won’t open up and talk about my feelings.

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