“So what are you good at?” she asked me.
Almost without hesitation, I replied “I’m an excellent writer.”
A few minutes later, she asked me, “How would you feel if you’d been able to have a child?”
With hesitation, I told her that I thought I’d be a good Mom, but had reservations and have come to embrace childlessness. Mostly.
She said, “When you talk about writing, you light up, no shame, no sadness. Your homework this week is to write.”
It was an exhausting hour of therapy.