Growing up is hard no matter what and figuring out who you are is part of the struggle. Even when you're supposed to be a grown-up, it's hard to feel totally comfortable with your identity. And it's doubly tough when you lose someone you love. Our gal Sal gets to learn all these tough lessons in Walk Two Moons. We watch Chanhassen Hiddle and Mrs. Winterbottom struggle to figure out who they are. We watch Sal learn how to be in the world without her mom. These struggles are hard, messy, and painful but also full of hopeful surprises. Eventually, Sal discovers that it's okay to be on her own, away from her mother. In fact, it might help her find herself and grow into the person she's meant to be.
Sal learns that growing up means figuring out how you really feel and not how you are supposed to feel.
Sal's mom struggles with her own identity because of her role as a wife and mom.