I'm figuring it out as I go, doing my best, just as you are. Just because we have walked different paths does not make us separate. Like it or not we're All in this together, all destined to the same end. Life is too short. Spend your time creating & discovering yourself, not judging others' attempts to do the same.
I love this. When I don't feel good or just need a friend I cuddle up with my molly (who is just as tall as me) lol and we watch tv on the couch or my bed. There is not another person in the world that can give you the comfort of your dog! =)