As I creep towards my thirties, I could not be any happier. With age has come wisdom and security within my own skin. I have learned from my own mistakes and due to those experiences I can afford to be a shoulder to cry on. If I relay any thing about my childhood to anyone it is not for pity but in hopes that they will feel that just maybe their own lives are not that bad. I have survived lots of things in my short existence and now I possess an optimism that is not easy shaken. "that which does not kill us makes us stronger."- Friedrich Nietzsche, he obviously knew what he was talking about when the man coined the phrase that would be repeated in every language by every mother to her children at one time or another. All of the trials that I have faced have proven to me that The Lord has been with me every step of the way and has given me the strength to say that I have survived. I hope to get my first novel published by the time I hit thirty however if it doesn't happen it just means I need to revise it again.
If you are a younger woman, my advice to you is do not put what others may or may not think of you above what you think of yourself. The title sexy seems to be what many women young and old strive for, however all looks and beauty will fade. It is harder for a sharp mind to go dull.
To the men, when dating remember the old saying, "don't judge a book by its cover." I have seen too many men do that and they are currently miserable.
This all just food for thought.