The life I am living is one I never imagined for myself as a young woman. Like plenty of other teenage Mormon girls, I imagined that by my mid-30s I would be married and have a brood of children I was happily raising at home. Instead, at 33, I live alone, I work full time, and I’m back in school.
The future wasn’t something I considered much as a teenager. There wasn’t a lot of time for it between school, piano practice, a part-time job, family obligations, and hanging out with friends.