My Mother and I don't always get along. It's normal for us to have different opinions
My future was not something we used to disagree on.
I had an older sister, whom she had big hopes and dreams for. She was smart, beautiful, and her personality differed greatly from mine. She was going to be a nurse, just like mom.
All my mother's hopes were shattered when my sister left us. No longer was her perfect daughter with the perfect future by her side.
Although the situation is unfortunate, It allowed my mother and I to get closer. I am more open to talking about personal things and she tries to find things in common with me, like music taste. Which isn't something we used to do.
Now with my mother's change of focus, I have the "perfect future" and my future career was changed to nursing.
Although I try to be myself or what I believe to be my true self with my mother, I also find myself playing the part of the second chance perfect daughter. It's okay though, she seems happier during these times. My differing personality compared to my sister also seems to make her happier now.
Fortunately our past encourages us to try to have a better relationship with each other than before. We spend more time together and try to patiently listen to one another. So I'm not always trying to be what my sister once was.