My last post on my return from Tuscany last fall was titled “Crossing Over”. While I was at the Lemon Tree House residency last year I decided it was time to step away from paid work that did not fill my soul and give myself the time to create, and explore and discover.
On August 15th I wrapped up 18 years at Read to Me, and 41 years of bringing books and children together and I crossed over into a new life. And here I am, on the threshold, ready to step on a plane that will whisk me to Rome tomorrow morning for the start of a month of writing in Tuscany.
I am every bit as scared as I was last year, and have to remind myself to breathe. Stepping into the unknown is always a little scary. But I’m excited too. To see old friends and new, have long lazy days to write and think and muse about life. It seems like a good way to begin this new adventure of my post 9-5 life.