This past week I have been house/kitty sitting for my friend Caitlin. While she and her husband are exploring Scandinavia, I am here hunkering down with Scout and Abby, hiding away from the cold and grey outside. I have only left a handful of times to see friends or visit my parents. I feel so tucked away from the world here and it is really quite nice, just as if I am on a quiet vacation. I spend my days reading (1Q84, Murakami's new book! It's so beautifully designed - I just love looking at it and touching the pages. They're so milky and smooth!), watching movies, chatting with the cats and keeping busy with my little freelance design jobs. If there were a stormy beach just outside the window, then it would be absolutely perfect.
Beginning tomorrow, I will get down to business with Little Dipper and start making it my full time occupation. Now that I finally have the availability in my schedule, I can give it my full attention and hopefully form it into something that can support me over the next few months. Although, I won't require too much from it as I have been very fortunate lately. Things just keep coming together and now, I am all saved up for my travels. It never ceases to amaze me when I set my heart on something, and once I put that energy out there, how everything just works in my favor. The right people enter my life, the right opportunities reveal themselves and then with a little hard work and the right attitude, all of the pieces fall into place.
It's such an exciting and encouraging thing to see and experience. I have already gotten a taste of how good the coming days will be. I am so grateful and very eager to see what is around the corner!