Kathy, what a journey you’ve been on! I think it’s quite common when we’re young to feel like we always need people around to feel whole.
Looking at those questions about what you want and how you feel — as opposed to what the world is telling you, sounds like it has given you confidence in who you are. Along with adjusting to so many traumatic losses.
It’s so awesome that you have grown comfortable with yourself. Yes it is your turn. Laugh again and enjoy every moment. You are beautiful, strong, and more than enough. Much love to you! xx