: Does your mother know what you're up to these days? Hope not. I doubt she'd approve, which might inhibit your enthusiasm for experiments you're exploring. Keep your father out of the loop too, as well as other honchos, cynics or loved ones who may be upset if you wander outside the usual boundaries. As for those clucking voices in your head: Give them milk and cookies, but pay no mind to the cautious advice. Be free of the past, fearful influences and the self you're outgrowing.