It is experiencing the temporal transformation of femininity and masculinity and finding a place for myself within that space.
It gave me the political rhetoric to be both critical and engaged, to demand more of politics and myself.
I broke up with people I loved. I fell in love again. I moved. I was unemployed. I was homeless. I cut my hair short.
As an adult when you are pressured to prioritize your romantic relationship over all else, it is difficult to cultivate those other super important relationships in your life.
High deductible. Low deductible. What is a “copay”?
Marriage was the only real relationship model performed by the adults that filled my life. The lesson? Marriage was the glue that held individuals and families together.