I spent the evening at a going away party for my friend Clarisse, who is leaving next month to spend a year lecturing in Macedonia on a Fullbright scholarship.
It was an interesting group of women. Bright, funny, passionate about the world, their place in it, and helping others find their place as well.
And then there's me. Me, whose goal is to have an ordinary life. A goal at which I think I've been wildly successful.
I felt a bit out of my league.