A recent article on Facebook got me all worked up about being 31, unmarried and not even close to becoming a mother. I frantically called my boyfriend and asked him if he was ‘serious’ about us and gave him a two-day ultimatum to get back with an answer. The incident made me realize how easily we fall prey to a number. A number we call our age. A number we often allow to shackle us. A number, which in fact can be the most empowering tool of our lives.

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