RE: In desperate need of your opinion. Am I the loser my family believes I am?
I understand your present situation, I once had a similar issue where my family wouldn't respect my decision and they all turned their back against me. What I did was called them all for meeting let them know where I made my decisions, begged them to give me a 2years break if I fail I will do whatever they want. I proofed them all wrong with a success story. If you feel your path is a right one and you're convinced have a seat them with your family, be polite and be on your nicest game. Point out your reasons make them believe your dreams and actions, I know this might not always turn positive. But let them know you regard them as a family and do not be rude regardless the outcome. Make your move and let your success story change their mind. Do all this if you're sure and convinced of your path. Apologise to your sis and make peace with everyone. Family will always be family