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I've been backpacking for almost 6 months and during that time, I was able to create a proper online income from some affiliate websites I built during college. Since that's working out so well, I've decided I would love to keep travelling without a set date to return home. The problem is, my mum got so upset when I told her I was leaving for 6 months, that I just don't know how to tell her that I won't be coming home anytime soon. Also, I feel quite guilty, because my younger brother will move out of the house later this year and then she'll be all alone in her house. So how do I tell her without hurting her feelings, and what can I do to feel less guilty?
Family is always a tough one and one I struggle with too. You want to make them happy, but at the same time, you need to live your life. Unfortunately, we live a life where we can’t please everyone, but without being able to please ourselves… we can’t please anyone. Be the person you want to be. Learn what you need to learn! Just always stay connected and be reassuring that you are just a phone call away.
Take the time to have a heart to heart and create plans around how you can stay in touch. For example, you could promise to phone or skype frequently… you could plan mini trips home… or if you can afford it, maybe she can come and meet you for mini getaways. Just be sincere, authentic and transparent with your approach.