15 years ago: I was partying hard in NYC and almost didn’t graduate because I couldn’t be bothered to show up to classes. Particularly swimming. It was the 10 a.m. thing, man.
10 years ago: I was living the swinging single life in downtown Anchorage. Great job, great friends, great apartment, lots of drinks.
4 years ago: I was a married, first-time mom living in Walla Walla, WA. I enjoyed sewing. I did not recognize myself, but I had so much energy for so much DIY. I was trying to find my place in a world where I didn’t go out to work every day.
Now: I have three kids under 5 and my last pregnancy left me with chronic kidney disease. I have to use all my energy and grown-up tricks and skills to manage daily life.