AnnaBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingMy Medium authors inspire me to be a better human being.Apr 19, 2016I grew up in New York City, in Queens. I left my parents’ home to go away to college when I was barely sixteen. I was not happy living there, for a long time. There were so many arguments, so much yelling. There was a lack of kindness and extreme imposed austerity. My dominant motivating force had always been fear. Do well in school — or else. Clean your room — or else. Place the needle on the record and ever so carefully lower the plexiglass lid on the turntable so as not to disturb the needle — or else.Going HomeCathy Ladman426Were we raised in the same household? This is why I want to bulldoze that house in 30 years, if not less.