Whatever You Do, Keep Your South Node with You

Wednesday Journal Entry, Week 22

Karina Lafayette – November 23rd 2022

“Chasing dreams is fine but don’t forget your family,” one of my relatives wrote in a comment below one of my posts.

I brushed it off, assuming that she was only saying that to try and hold me back, or to make me feel guilty about moving to Toronto. Now that I think about it, she was right. However, having spent so many years being the “good girl” who would cater to other people, I didn’t want to feel limited by anything. I needed complete freedom, even if it came at the expense of my loved ones and relationships. Growing up, I was always expected to be responsible for others. I watched as women in my family spent their lives dedicated to service and knew that wasn’t for me.

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