Recently, I had an epiphany about a conversation I had with my mother when I was a teenager. At that time, she said I was living in both the past and the future, while ignoring the present. I never quite understood what it was she meant....until now.
I lived in the past, because I wanted things to go back to the way they were before we moved two thousand miles away from our home town. I also lived in the future so that I could have the power to do things my way, and not have to follow my parents' wishes because I was not yet of age. I didn't live in the present, because I found it kind of "sucky." What got me to my epiphany? By listening to a lot of hours of your show, Dr. Laura, I was finally able to piece it all together. I'm happy to say that these days, I am in a very good place, and living very much in the present.