WHILE I WASN’T a really bad girl in my 20s, I had a lot of fun! I couldn’t wait to leave home after school, some ‘domestic goddess’ type courses and a driving test pass. I wanted to travel, to make my own choices and to experience the World.
There ensued lot of trips; long ones to the USA and Australia, and short ones in between. No one relied on me and I relied on no one. I was free! I behaved happily badly and looking back I was probably lucky to get away without official sanction. Generally, I didn’t understand consequence and I didn’t get caught!
I was ahead of my time, funding my own lifestyle, and increasing my debt. Culture, my family, my environment had equipped me for marriage, babies and an old-fashioned life of service to a good man. I was very well-prepared to be a wife. I looked forward to it, but until it happened, I was going to study at the University of Life and have a very good time!