"We dated in high school, but just recently got back together." "What happened in high school?" "I sort of disappeared on him. I had to leave school suddenly because I was pregnant." "But he wasn’t the father?" "No." "So where’s the dad now?” "I’m not going to be the kind of mom who makes her daughter’s dad out to be a monster, but I eventually decided that it wasn’t my job to force anybody to be a father." "Tell me one thing that you weren’t taught that you’re going to teach your daughter." "That just because you love someone, doesn’t mean they can make you happy. And you should never compromise with your happiness." "So what did you compromise?" "I compromised everything about myself to try to keep my family together."
It’s throwback thursday! Look at me, august 2011 @Birthplace of Harry Potter. BAM!
The picture was taken by a guy who hosted me on his couch for two nights. It was my first time as a couchsurfer and my first travel with no bookings and just backpacking alone. I went from London to Edinburgh by bus, then by foot and bus through all the Midlands. I ended up in Glasgow two weeks later and then I went to London again to take my flight back to Italy.
Best adventure of my life so far.