Previously, I posted about my anxiety over seeing my relatives back home and feeling judged for being on a different path than I used to be. Well, as things usually are, it ended up being way better than I expected.
One relative was excited to hear about all my new ventures. One could tell that I felt uncomfortable while describing my husband’s breaking into a new field, and said I didn’t have to discuss it if I didn’t want to.
In the end, my husband was right. My relatives wanted to see us, and see our blossoming toddler. The energy of the room was love and support. We were all just happy to come together to celebrate life.