One old love she can imagine going back to...and
one who reminds her how far she has come.
Enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own...even if she never wants to or needs
Something perfect to wear if the employer
or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour.
A youth she's content to leave behind...and
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it
in her old age.
The realization that she is actually going
to have an old age and some money set aside to fund it.
A set of screwdrivers, cordless drill, and
a black lace bra.
One friend who always makes her laugh...and
one who lets her cry.
A good piece of furniture not previously owned
by anyone else in her family.
Eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored.
A resume that is not even the slightest bit
A feeling of control over her destiny.
A skin care regimen, an exercise routine,
and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that
don't get better after 30.
A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying
relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get
better after 30.