Well, it is official, I am an empty nester. A pretty amazing feeling to think that I have raised children that have actually flown the nest. The house is quiet, the dogs are depressed, but I have to say that I am ok with it. The quiet is good. I have a little time to rest, time to think about me and time to decide what direction I want to go. East or West, North or South, it is totally up to me to decide, how strange a feeling it is. Exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time. Now I understand why after a death, divorce, or a major traumatic life event, they say to sit tight and let things settle before making a decision that you might regret. A hard thing to do for a girl who has always known what it is she has wanted to do and has just done it. I have absolutely no clue as to where I am headed or even where I want to go. It changes daily, sometimes hourly, and how funny, but sometimes it even changes by the minute. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life with its ups and downs, running the store, writing, enjoying my home and friends, but I’m actually wondering if there is something more for me and can that something more be added to my current life with some adjustments or do I have to walk away from it all to gain a sense of peace within myself. Lets hope that a few adjustments are all that is needed. I wouldn’t want to walk away from something and discover that it was exactly what I had wanted in the first place. Or could it be that space has just opened up in many areas of my life and I am just feeling the void? It is time to hit the pause button, take time to quiet the noise, to reflect, and see what Karen really wants to do. A little fun might be in order!