I could say that another chapter in my life has closed, but truthfully it never really felt like a chapter as much as a footnote. It never felt right, never felt like it was really part of MY novel or at least the one I have been writing for the past 50 years.
I think that maybe for too long I have been listening to my head more than my heart. That’s not a bad thing. It can keep you out of trouble, but it can also keep you from enjoying the story.
There is nothing wrong in doing what makes you happy; no need to feel guilty doing it. It’s what you work for, and maybe you’re surprised at first that you finally got to that place. The journey for some takes longer than others, some never finish at all. Others never dare let themselves arrive.
Don’t be afraid to go there.