"To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of all its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice and goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women." Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
This is where I failed, some odd twenty years ago.
To be fair, that's the woman I wanted to be. I was too trusting, naive and lacking in self-confidence and assurance to follow through.
Thankfully, it's never too late to turn one's life around, even it is too late for missed opportunities.