I’ve been in my new home on the west coast for over a year now, and the changes in my life have been significant. I’m so glad I decided to take the leap. I feel a little like Thelma just before she and Louise went off the cliff (but in a good way). Something inside me has changed and I can’t go back. I’m freer now; I’ve spread my wings, made new friends, begun to write, and I’m still in touch with family and friends Back East. Some of them have even come to visit. All the comforts of home, you might say, and it really feels like home now.