So on the weekend I went to visit my Uncle and his family in Ottawa, for the first time on my own. I’ve almost always had someone else with me, be it my brother, mother, or ex, so I actually had a bit of anxiety about visiting alone, especially since I’ve had such a drama filled life over the last few years.
Thankfully, when I got there, I was quickly put at ease by my cousins, who are mostly too young to remember me, as it had been a long time since I last visited, and my aunt, who was quickly getting ready for work chatted with me until my Uncle got home. We had a nice dinner, played a Monopoly card game, and watched the original Tron. All in all, it was a great visit, and definitely wasn’t as stressful as I had made it in my mind.
I guess it doesn’t help that I still think of myself as a thirteen year old when it comes to my uncle. Growing up, he was always used as the measuring stick for a good person with a good life and job. They definitely are still a great example of all of those things, but I’m not a teenager anymore.
It was amazing to see how much my cousins have grown up, and how my uncle is as a parent. It was interesting to hear his thoughts, plans for the future, and goals.
Side note: Tron doesn’t hold up after nearly thirty years. Still a good movie, but not a great movie anymore in my mind.