I had lunch this afternoon with jonwa and it was so wonderful to be out during the day. Not only do I get to enjoy the good company of a friend, but I revel in the freedom of being out during the day. There is just something so wonderful about stepping out downtown and enjoying my freedom there. Instead of being trapped in an office all day, 5 days a week, now I can come and go as I please. I can enjoy the sun on my face, listening to my favorite music on my mp3 player, and just take my time walking downtown because I don't have to be back anywhere at a certain time or answer to any boss. I felt so completely free, soaking in that delightful experience of being where I want to be for as long as I want. And this is just one of the many ways that my life is becoming more and more my own.