That was my New Year's resolution. I guess it's less of a resolution and more of a theme of how I wanted to live in 2012.
It's the reason I published my second book, "Imperfect."
It's the reason I applied to five artists colonies - the applications as daunting and complicated as applying to graduate school.
The downside of putting it out there is that there is more to be rejected.
I didn't get into the Dora Maar House, the residency in France that Picasso built for his lover. I didn't get into the Italian residency on the Tuscany coast. I didn't get into two others... both in Italy...but I did get into one in Spain!
In July I'm heading to Barcelona and then to the town of "El Bruc" for a month of writing. I have been craving a trip to Europe, as well as craving some good, uninterrupted writing time. I've already contacted my friend in Oxford to make sure she can come for a visit. I've been to Europe a number of times, but I've never been to Spain. I can't wait for the tapas, the wine, the art - Picasso, Miro and Dali museums. I can't wait to settle into my room in the farm house and see what transpires.
For now, it's Spanish tapes and sorting out frequent flier miles but in July... in July it's a new adventure. The good thing about putting it out there is that sometimes you actually get what you want.