• nana

developing new feelings about my family



Lately, I've been thinking a lot about "family". For most of my 23 years of life, my family has been important and reliable to me. I think I was what I would call a family person. However, recently I have developed new feelings about my family. In this article, I would like to share with you the changes in my attitude towards my family.


Our family is now living separately. My brother got married last year and is living with his new family, and I'm a student away from home. My father lives away from home for work, so he doesn't live with my mother. Even though we live apart, I think we're still relatively close to each other. For example, we eat together a few times a year, and we get together for "family events" like New Years and Obon (a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors in August), almost every year. Yet I sometimes feel a sense of suffocation when I spend time with my family now, and sometimes I have a heavy heart because this is a relationship that could potentially last forever.