Thanks, but your brain is probably better off not connecting with mine sometimes! LOL
I think it's also a good thing to remember that we are not beholden to explain to anyone the ways we choose to live. We don't owe any explanations, justifications, defenses, or recitations of our life stories to just anybody who asks (this may be my introverted nature talking). So, if it ever feels like people are prying and asking too many questions, we can also say, "You know, that's a little too personal for me to answer. Let's change the subject, okay?"