It is funny how you learn to appreciate things a little more when you get older. I grew up in a small town right off the coast of Maryland. When I was a child, I could not wait to get away from there. It did not help that both of my parents were school teachers and knew everyone in town! I think they still do. After I got out of college (the first time), I moved away from there so fast and never really looked back. For many years, I did not even go home to visit. My sister and I both live in the same city now so my parents used to always come and visit us. Now that my parents have gotten older, my family and I take more trips back home to the shore. The first time I went home after many years, I hardly recognized my little town. Empty fields were now shopping centers. There was actually traffic which I really do not remember! But as I continue to visit over the years, I have also learned to appreciate the little town that I could not wait to get away from as a child. » Read more..
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I think I was going through a state of depression when I turned thirty. At 29 I broke off my engagement of one year of a boyfriend I had been dating for four and found myself a single mother of a newborn baby. All I kept thinking was, “I am not 20 anything anymore and on top of it all, I am someone’s mother!” This was never the life I had dreamed of myself on my 30th birthday, which occurred 2 months after my son was born. After many nights of crying and consistently having wine on hand for emergencies, I decided to get up and get on with my life. By all means, this little life now depends on me and to quote Whitney Houston from Waiting to Exhale, “I still look good!”