For the last two years, I felt like I've been in a cave in my mind. It's like whatever firey young woman I was in NYC just vanished and I became a happily zoned out "girl". I don't know what spawned it: having a terrible experience working in comics, getting married, moving to Cali... But I needed to just stop everything, drop my pencils, reconnect to prose writing, and learn how to cook. I needed to go into a coccoon away from publishing, ambition, career.
During that time I wrote over 1000 pages worth of Rema in prose. I became pregnant, and I had a baby. I started a new project that I have a feeling I'll be working on for a long time, and I did a lot of yoga.
Now that my baby boy is here, I feel like it's time to move on. I'm edging my way out of that cave and the weather is inviting. I look down at my new body and new spirit, at my new creative mind, and I'm transformed into something stronger, smarter, and more confident.
Practically speaking, me and my family could be in a better position with many things, but there is good reason for to feel like 2010 will be an awesome year.
Happy New Year, everyone!