Now feels like a time for conscious decisions, for making deliberate choices, for acknowledging the relative freedom I have to carve out my future into what I want it to be. For bringing the past with me, or the bits of it I choose to in the way I elect to.
There are a lot of choices. I don't have convention or tradition or peer pressure pushing or pulling me at this point in my life. I can simply choose to be who I am, who I want to be, and where I want to go. I don't want to drift any more.
No more "If I could choose the life I please" because there is no if about it. I am a freewoman.