Thank you most sincerely for sharing that. I’m a firm believer that something causes changes within (and perhaps even independently of) each person, and some say it’s a cycle is based on periods of seven years.
I don’t know if that’s true, but your experience seems to perhaps come close, and the biggest (positive) change in my entire life happened at 28, and nothing has ever been the same again!
Yes, I briefly had a family, although it was my wife’s. Tragically, I misunderstood the power of “the drink”, but I grew all too aware….but also shared a brief time with some wonderful people (and experienced a family birth, but outside the room itself.)
Now I “parent sit” my Mom and Dad, and it’s a 24/7/365 thing (which is why Medium has become important to me.) After that, I see my greatest adventure beginning! In the meantime, I do what I can to make some small difference when and where I may be able. (And continue to hope for growth.)
Thank you (perhaps more than you realize.)