So Christmas was nice, I got to see my all of my family and most importantly my niece and little sister.
My mother has stayed on her medication since she was baker acted and has since gotten a job, but I still feel like I'm on eggshells there because its always just one wrong conversation away from a huge blow-up between her and my step dad.
My little sister is almost graduated from high school, and I've started playing wow again in order to play with her and keep in more active communication. I'm also trying to get her into tabletop gaming, but we'll see how that goes. Once she graduates I'm encouraging her to move back down to Tampa and go to college here and stay with me. I really think she doesn't flourish in the environment she's in, and I think a change of scenery would do her well as well as getting to know new people/ways of life while I'm still able to keep an eye on her and help her out.
My older sisters and I had a chance to talk extensively for the first time in years, and it got pretty emotional reflecting on our upbringing a lot. All of our therapists have come to the conclusion that we suffered emotional and mental abuse, albeit inadvertently due to our moms schizophrenia as well as my step fathers alcoholism. It's a really strange thing to think about, I don't feel like I've been abused, and I get so awkward even mentioning it. I always feel like there are other people who have it worse, and that I shouldnt think of it as a big deal, but I dunno. I still love my mom to death, and I respect my step dad for his work ethic, and I absolutely am not going through some sort of "woe is me I was abused" self pity bit, I'm just trying to figure more out about what makes me tick, I guess.
Regardless of whether or not I intend to, thank you guys sincerely for putting up with my mood swings and emotional nature, it does really mean a lot.
Also, went on a few dates with a girl I met on tinder, she's cute and we've clicked well so far. Going on a third soon now that we're both back from holiday travelling.