The woman came from a man's rib not from his feet to be walked on not from his head to be supiorer but from the side to be equal under the arm to be protected and next to the heart to be loved WOMEN ARE EQUAL!
Your journey has molded you for your greater god, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.