i actually felt it this weekend. a true sense of independence for myself. i went up to vermont to visit my best friend from high school's family, and not only was it an awesome weekend (iwentsailingandhotairballooningandswamandatetonsandhungoutwiththecutest2and4year oldseverandlaughedandsanganddidyogaandohdidimentionthehotairballoon? COOL!), but i also felt this sense of being free from my usually constant needs. good stuff.