I’ve always known that my family has stories of interest, especially those related to the individual but I didn’t know just how interesting they could get until I had a one-on-one conversation with my Tita Marie.
Due to a family emergency I’m staying at her place to look after her dog (who’s like a child to her) during the time that she’ll be in Los Angeles. She told me stories of Studio 54, Gates—Mister Intel himself, baseball players, the 80s, the 90s… to put it mildly, she has had a very interesting life.
I’ve been worrying over the last few days about what I’ll do once my roommate and I go our separate ways—which will either be in May or June. Tita Marie has solved all my worries (which to some degree are unnecessary, but I’ve always been a worrier) by inviting me to stay with her for as long as I want until I can find a place that suits my needs and of course to save some money as well. And because I never want to receive anything for free, I’m going to pay for a storage unit in her building for some of my things as well as some of hers and also agreed to cook her dinner at least 2 times a week (but since I like to cook, this really is exciting for me) and accompany her to the gym at least 3 times a week (again, another plus… not a negative).
So I’m set. I can stop stressing over my living situation until I feel financially comfortable to do so.
I love my family. I don’t know what I would do without them.