After a twenty three year hiatus from writing anything other than grocery and daily 'to do' lists, Gillian Swafford decided to reunite with her creative side. She quit her day job, spent her entire savings on a rural property in the middle of a forest and moved 1300 miles south. Words blocked inside for over 2 decades are now pouring forth into journals and paper. Ideas for stories and articles are now begging to be written, and so she is writing. After deciding how to support herself again, perhaps with writing, she hopes to return to school to get a nursing degree and wants to spend the rest of her life being an advocate for homeless animals.