During my spring break that school year, I decided to take a trip. I took a week off work and drove to the Oregon Coast.
I went alone.
During the days, I lay on the beaches and during the evenings I went to the bars. I met people. I met a woman that liked to fight and I accidentally insulted her. I met an awkward boy that bought me a lot of drinks. I sang karaoke. I danced, and not badly. I looked good. I practiced not being shy.
I enjoyed my independence. I did what I wanted to do. I learned a little more about who I was, and who I wanted to be.
I had fun.
Sometimes, I realized, it’s okay to just have fun.
After Rachel and Matthew had their first child, they had a couple of fights. Well, okay, more than a couple—they fought for over three years. They fought about schedules. They fought about bad habits. They even fought about the lawn mower. And besides actually having their child, it was the best thing that could've happened. Get Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby: A Self-Help Story on Amazon now.