In my head, I was forever 21 and reaching middle age just didn’t seem to fit with my persona.
Getting hurt is easy, not letting it change who you are isn’t.
Stress over the uncertainty that I would have to encounter was actually the most stressful and uncertain times of all.
We’re not supposed to talk about these moments. We’re supposed to pretend they don’t happen and hide them behind our shiny social media accounts.
The hour would end, the door would close, and we would all be alone together again.
Once you let go of the notion that only certain people in certain spots in your life can be designated as family members, the world feels more inclusive than ever before.