Since sending off Nobody! to the printers, life has felt strange. To wake up on a weekend without an alarm...it hasn't quite sunk in yet...my eyes still open at 5:30. It's hard to believe that I am free to roll over and slip back to sleep. Saying yes to invitations has been liberating. Australia Day! Juno drinks and snow days! Sledding in Prospect Park! It's been about 11 months since I've said yes to pretty much everything and it feels so good.
But I get restless quick. I don't think I was done with the book for an hour before I started signing up for classes. I joined a Pilates studio, some cooking classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute (Warming Up with Winter Spices and Authentic Curries...yummy cozy winter dishes) and my favorite of all, painting classes at the Met in February. Below is a picture of me painting at the Met last winter. I was thrilled to see it up on the Met website. What better way for me to spend my Sundays? I get to expand my skills and take the pressure off of what I will create next. Yay freedom!