I think I'm a combination of very simple pleasures and the fact I've read a lot of books. I don't think it's a binary opposition across the board in humans and I think I'm an example that it's not. I'm hosting gay marriage rallies and I have tons of guns at home. There's a lot of middle ground in the world and I'm one of those people.
The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform and now this legislation will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.
I went through a long period of time in that marriage when I didn't believe anything was my fault. I had to face what my part was and only because of that difficult work was I able to trust a man again.
I took the fear of marriage from my parents' relationship because I didn't want to end up in a relationship like that whereas my brothers and sisters learnt a lesson from it and made sure they didn't carry it on into their own marriages.
So I really did stop and change what I saw I was about and really try to put that principle into play as the center of everything - my friendships my marriage my career my family my way of being in the world. And that changed everything for me.