Sometimes you sit in your car wondering if you should go in. You’re late. You know nobody. You’ve never been to an event with this group. You’re sure you’ll not go in. But before you turn the car back on to leave you decide to use a text-a-friend.
You can either text the friend who will tell you it’s too late to go in and affirm your reasons for leaving, or you text someone else. Who you text right then is a choice.
Then you are sitting in the event and hear not only an inspiring comedian, but realize that for the first time you are surrounded by a hundred women who get it.
And they talk about Oprah. Positively. They cheer her. And they say fuck. And an attorney gets up to talk about how improving life for women means improving Colorado- and she puts her money and time into achieving it. And the speakers mess up their words and don’t apologize. They just keep going.
And when the event is over and you drive around the city for a while blasting P!NK, you realize that even though life’s taken a different path it’s never too late to write your own ending.
Author’s note August, 2022: If you are reading this piece I encourage you to read some of my more recent posts. I wrote this as I was coming out of a mental breakdown and my life has become so beautiful. I hope that some of the tools and insights I share will be useful to you.