The chapter opens up with the author sharing a lot on how divorce works to disorient the status of a family. In her situation, the divorce of her parents deprived a lot of her childhood memories, and shares a lot the story of how she anticipated being taught how to drive a situation that led to the creation of a ride between the author, and her father (Hollis). On the other hand, in her younger days, she lost her big brother, Ryan, and the divorce came soon before she could get over the ordeal. Despite the problems, and the childhood trauma, the author believes that those experiences should not be treated as life sentences. With this, she writes that she believes there are other individuals who are facing harder, and tougher times, and thus it is the responsibility of the individual to have a changed mindset. Thus, she compares the situation with gaining weight, and affirms that as long as one is in control of his body then she has the power to change everything.