I like being the black-sheep of the family. I don't spend a lot of time, thinking what will my family think. If I am happy, they will either be happy or they won't. I can't control their reaction, and worrying about it would only make it harder for me to be happy.
Moved out to do work I wanted to do.
Headed off to college in my own unique way.
Gotten married (a couple of time)
Traveled a lot, with my sweet bear, and solo.
Lived in big cities.
Came out of the closet - lived openly - taken the same man home for decades
Voted for Democrats
Taken jobs I found fulfilling rather than the ones that paid the most money
Quit a good paying job, because the stress was killing me (way back in 1991.)