I was arrested in my youth. Embarrassed about it, I never spoke about it until now. In light of the black lives matter movement, I share my experience as an example we can all learn from in hopes that we all reflect on our experiences and recognize the benefits of privilege.
What a year it was travelling the world and experiencing new adventures. Breaking away from my prior life. Beyond what I actually did, what did I learn? What life lessons did I take away from my year of reflection that can serve me going forward?
I had been single for a decade. “If it happens, it happens” I thought about relationships. I rarely did any work on myself to be a better partner. I delve into how I held relationships to a lower standard than other aspects of my life. I expose my behaviors that stymied relationships. I finally articulate what it is that I was looking for. What the root cause of my fear of settling down was. And why it was still so hard to change even once I knew all these things.