6- The year you realize you are funny and that there is power in the ability to make someone laugh.
10- The age you realize books are an acceptable and fun way of escape. You devour everything, from Enid Blyton to M&Bs to Encyclopedia Britannicas.
13- The moment you realize your body is changing and you are powerless to stop it.
15- The moment you fall in love and realize what longing truly is.
17- The time you realize your parents do not know everything and can make mistakes.
18- The year you left home and realized you knew nothing.
19- The year you sunk so low into depression you did not think you’d come out of it. You realize how much your family’s presence had contributed to your positive mental health.
25- The moment you realize it’s never too late to go home.
25- The year you realize you can’t do it alone and found God. Everything changed.
30- The birthday where you realized you had to leave.
33- That time you realized you had a voice and that you were okay with who you’d become.
35- When you realize you married the right person.
39- That moment you realize you have a lot to say and are ready to say it.
To be continued…