I have reached a point where some hard decisions need to be made. Sometimes goals are reached by traveling a straight line to get there. Detours happen in life. In fact, my life is full of detours. I am okay with that. I wouldn’t be who I am without them. Of course, life is too short. Cliché I know but it’s true. I am not trying to waste time. With that in mind, I will be challenging myself in all areas of my life. I will be taking more classes. I am gonna get this degree done. I will find a writing workshop or some writers collective before the year is complete to develop some stories I already have. I know I want to be my own boss, it’s inevitable. I know I need to find my permanent home. I’ve never been happy where I am although I have lived here for nineteen years. This city has helped me grow as a person and as a writer. I have accomplished a lot here but it’s time to move on. The question now becomes where. The quest is on. I have work to do.