So it's official! I am going back to Mexico. London is lovely but I need to touch base and reconnect with my family and friends. Will I stay forever and ever? Given my track record, probably not. After all, London was my sixth city and fourth country (in three decades of life) so the idea of staying in one place for the rest of my days is highly unlikely. But Mexico it is, for now.
For once, I am not going to think of the "after Mexico step" either. I have a couple ideas on my radar. Will just let them sit for now. I want to write my second book. That and my personal life are the only things I will focus on now. This is me taking it one step at a time. Feels good not to have a master plan. I also want to give myself time to think about what I really want to do.
What makes me happy? Like really happy ...
I had been toying with the idea of starting an MA in Transpersonal Psych to complement my energy healing. Helpful from a counseling and client care perspective, though something fun and creative would make me happy. So I am putting psychology and all of the "should" thinking on the shelf.
Last week I watched an interview that Oprah gave. She talked about a moment when she asked herself what she would do if she were fearless. In her case, it was starting her own TV network. In mine, it would be writing a fiction book. The idea scares the bejeezus out of me.
I have loved reading since the age of six or seven. It started with Encyclopedia Brown, a little boy detective. By the time I was 10 or 11, I would fake sick to stay home reading the Anne of Green Gables series. It took me two days to get through all eight books. I must've read the whole set half a dozen times. It would be pretty awesome to create a fictional world.
So far, I have taken the plunge with a self-help book on energy healing and cancer. Step two, is turning this blog into a story. A memoir of sorts. That could be a nice bridge between real life and fiction. But for now I will just focus on writing this book and enjoying my last few months in the UK.
One last thought! When I was starting business school ten years ago, we had to hand in a special assignment: mapping out our career path. Even then, I had planned on staying in the corporate world for 15 years, until I turned forty, and leaving to become a writer. Lol.
I made the jump eight years early :-)