Janie does not feel authentic sexual desire for Logan and becomes aware that her views about marriage and gender diverge from those of her grandmother. Janie's decision to convince herself that she will eventually love Logan emerges from her allegiance to Nanny and her understanding of how Nanny's past traumatic experiences have conditioned her to seek the more traditional virtue of security for her granddaughter.
Janie's attitude toward the abuse she receives from Jody indicates a sense of self-control. Even though Janie remains in a passive position in relation to Jody, she has gained self-awareness and continues to grow toward a more dramatic recognition of her own independence.
Janie has reached "the horizon", she is no longer a passive pawn in someone else's life, despite the sadness of Janie's memory, this final moment of the novel reveals Janie's strength and sense of self-recognition, she has found a balance in her life between love, even in Tea Cake's absence, and self-realization.