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Definitely.

I'm kinda in the phase right now where I'm not a girl anymore, but not quite a woman. But if I had to pick one, I'd say I was a girl. And quite frankly, becoming a woman is about learning to stand on your own feet and living life your way. The same as becoming a man. It's about independence. For some people, that comes when they're in their 40's. I'm in no hurry.
deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23, 2008

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I understand your perspective, and it sounds like you've made the right choice for yourself. <br />
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Myself, I had to grow up quickly because I had to be independent. I began working half-days after spending half-days in school in my jr. and sr. years in high school. My parents never had much, so for me it was best to grow up quickly. I always felt like I was an adult born into a child's body, I have fond memories of childhood but don't miss it. I couldn't wait to be an adult. <br />
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Also, I was abused physically and verbally by my mother, thankfully I was always independent enough to not let it be a problem for me. I made up my mind young that I would not treat my own child that way, and I never did -- didn't have to. I just explained things to her instead of beating her. It seems to have worked well. <br />
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God bless you in all your endeavors, young woman, you sound wise and I know that wisdom is the best kind of wealth a human can have!