I once wrote this:
There is definitely something to be said about forgiveness, learning, and truly being an adult. Becoming someone that I don’t have to explain, well, that’s pretty fucking cool. The greatest different between that last journal entry and now is that knowing that whatever choices I’m going to make in this lifetime…they won’t be because I’m settling. And that I don’t have to explain a damn thing. To anyone.
Some days, when my brain fills to overflowing, and my mind starts going a mile a minute when all I want to do is shut it down…I try to remember that. The fact that I don’t have to ever explain myself to any person for any reason, that’s just so awesome.