One of the things that brings a genuine smile to my face is allowing my dog, Tunia, off her leash. I love to see her sprint forward, running free. There aren't many places that I feel are safe to set her free, but when I can, I let her go, and I vicariously enjoy the experience of freedom.
This last month I feel I've been let off my leash. It has taken a while to fully realize that I am no longer tethered. I'm taking a break from the tether of "dependable and reliable." How many Craiglist ads have I placed looking for employees who are "dependable and reliable?" It takes one to know one.
When I choose my next employment (self or "for hire") I will voluntarily attach that leash once again. But, for now Tunia and I are running free.
Today, at 10:00 am I will sit in my own home, knitting, watching Obama's press conference in real time. On a FRIDAY, in the MIDDLE OF THE DAY!