Lisa is my old classmae back to college. I didn't know her much at that time but yesterday, I learned something from her.
When she was young, her parents got divorced and then her mother married to another man in her age, twelve. She has a handicapped brother who has hearing difficulty. In her father's opinion, she is the one who should take care of her brother for the rest of her life. In fact, her brother does have ability to take care of himself and of course, he could go to work with smaller salary. But her father is over-protected her brother and wants to put everything on her. Two years ago, she insists on not taking this responsibility to live on the life she wants, so she's moved out since then but visited her father and brother from time to time.
When I heard her story, I was shocked because it's the side I never knew from her before. However, her positivity encourges me. If I were her, I wouldn't have dare to refuse. Family is always something I care the most but in some way, I was bound when I should so something for myself, although family sometimes a very convincing excuse for me. I meant maybe I shall be a little selfish sometimes when I gotta to do something, after all, it is me who lives on my own life.
Yesterday, I considered that it's time to move out as Lisa did for herself. It surely will be a big step for me to do and I am not sure about it at all. Like my old colleague said "you are old enough to do everything by yourself". He's right!!