There’s nothing like sleeping in on a Sunday morning in a quiet house.  I’m actually still in my house robe and it’s almost 10 a.m. as I start to write this.  I’m so close to finishing my new place that I can taste it… so I’m looking forward to diving in today and making it happen.  I may even get to start painting the floors by this evening, which is the very last step before I can start moving things in!  My parents picked up two armoires this weekend from my sister Christy’s in Columbus, so those will be the first two pieces that I move in.  YIPPEE!!!!!!  It will be interesting to see how everything fits, since this is a much smaller space.

I can sense a major change in the air for me, maybe in 2012.  I’m not sure what that is just yet, but it feels big and exciting (TWSS, thanks Debbie).  I’m tempted to say that I will move to another place (maybe even another country) and that I will finish my book, all while finding the freedom that my soul desperately seeks.  When I really think about it, it makes sense that I haven’t attacked my book yet.  It is all going to be based on The Jen West Quest, and I’m only about halfway there to full self discovery.  While I don’t want to put it off, I still feel like there are valuable experiences waiting in the wings.  The good news is that I have this blog and I’ve written in it every single day, so I have a full-blown reference & guide when it is time to tackle the big book project.

Last night I had dinner with some good friends, and one of them was from Europe.  She told me that it’s easier than you might think to live over there, especially being an American.  I wonder what I would do if I did that?  Would I try to stay in my current career path as a graphic designer, or would I do something less demanding that would allow for more personal creative time to write?  Moving to another country does feel really exciting, and also a little overwhelming. It would definitely change my life, but do I really need that big of a change to find real self-actualization?  The goal is to unlock my potential and set my “self” free.  But I don’t want to run away, either.  I wonder, what are your thoughts?