Ok ladies, I have a dilemma, and I was hoping you could maybe help me out, as I'm positive some of you have gone through what I am going through... (I'm sure some of you boys have too)...
I took the PRS course back in March and got my class 6 behind my parents back. I didn't tell them because it was something I wanted to do for myself and I knew they would've given me the lecture on "Why waste your time and money on things like that when you could put it towards more contructive things... yadda yadda yadda".
Anyways, so i broke the news last night to my Mom... I told her I went out behind their backs and took the course, got my license and now I want to buy a motorcycle.
Here's what I didn't expect. She started CRYING. REALLY BAD. I mean BAWLING!!! She said she doesnt want me to do it, PERIOD, whether I'm living under their roof or not. She told me that it KILLS her to know that I would want to put my life at risk like that, and that she'd jump off a bridge if anything happened to me.
I tried explaining to my Mom that I'm safe and that obviously there are risks, whether youre on a motorcycle or in a car... she tells me "I don't care if youre a good rider or whatever, thats fine, but you can't control all the other idiots out there on the road! There are enough accidents that happen in CARS, if youre on a motorcycle, that's the end. Why would you want to hurt me like that????"
I also told her that riding is something that makes ME FEEL GOOD and that her stopping me from doing it is only hurting ME. Yes, i cried too. It was an emotional discussion.
So what do I do, ladies? I feel like no matter what I do, I'm going to get hurt. If I ride, she will be so hurt (which kills me to know I'm doing that to her...), if I dont ride, I get hurt not being able to do something I want to do.
I love my Mom and I know she cares for me, but I'm so upset at the thought that I might never be able to ride a motorcycle again!!!
This sucks. Help. Please!