I've reached a point where more than half of me wants to be a normal, albeit smart girl, and the rest of me still wants to be the same person i am now. I want to scream my predicament from the rooftops, but my familial situation is very difficult. you see, I am one of 2 boys out of my cousins. the other six are all girls, and i'm worried that my parents will freak because I may not be keeping the family name for them in the future. plus i don't know if i should tell my mom , or her and the rest of the family. anyhow has anyone here been in the same position as i am now that has any advice? It's really becoming a bigger elephant in my room day by day and I'm beginning to feel the pressure it puts on me. but seriously any legitimate well thought advice?