She packs one bag. Along with clothes, she tucks in a few photographs, a couple of books, small knickknacks. She hugs her dog tightly.
Her husband takes her to the airport. A quick kiss good-bye and she enters the terminal.
She has no job, no place to call home now, only belief that the girl she has been is finally a woman.
The journey ahead will be bumpy and scary, but the view she looks back on is painful and anguished. She cannot even imagine the future before her. A 25-year marriage is ending and a new life is beginning.