Well, today is a bit of a red-letter day. I am signing and submitting my form for long-term leave. In my current work environment, this is a bit of a safety net, although I am not sure why I think I need a safety net. After years of being very conservative while I was raising my kids, my needs to be conservative are not the same. I am a certified teacher, strong writer, and have lots of other ways to make money, but moving away from a “standard” paycheck is a little intimidating!

Ah, well. That is the one thing I have done today that terrifies me a little bit.