It happened rather organically. I was sick and tired of being sick of tired ... of not doing the things I love to do, like working out regularly, getting pedicures, having lunch with friends and hearing their voices on the phone, taking pictures for fun, traveling to some place unknown, passionate kissing and salsa dancing. I was tired of not meeting new people and learning new things. I was tired of the mundaneness of life that crept in over the last few years with endless deadlines and long work weeks. I needed my joy back, like Stella and her groove. I wanted to feel alive and vibrant again. So, I made a deal with myself to do more things that bring me joy.