For the first three decades of my life I’ve tried and failed to live the life that society wanted for me. I got a degree, was in a twelve year marriage that was emotionally over after two, and have a barista job that brings in less than half of what I spend a month. After all of that, Eleanor was right. It’s time to live for myself and stop pretending to be what I’m not. The image is from “The Origin of Should and Must” by Elle Luna.