I got some great feedback from the last post, and some not so great, but hey, that comes with the territory. I do want to speak to my mom before she on the off-chance finds my blog, so I did delete it. Thanks everyone for your candid responses, they are very much appreciated and it helped a lot to know that I'm not alone.
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." -Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life, 1977