Wearing a white dress, I graduated from high school in New York when I was seventeen years old. Two years later, wearing a white dress, I got married in Washington DC when I was nineteen. It startles me now to look at this photograph and see how young I was. When I got married, I had never cooked a meal, written a check, or done a load of laundry. I had gotten my driver's license only shortly before my wedding. But I had finished two years of college.