Vacancy is the state or condition of being vacant; emptiness. “No Vacancy” is a depiction of the period of time I spent sleepwalking through my life and the aftermath of the awakening that started a new one. Sleepwalking for me was actually living life so fast that I lost myself. I wasn’t sure who I was anymore. I know I didn’t like what I was doing, but I didn’t know my way out of it. So I lived faster and piled distraction upon distraction to keep myself from thinking about being lost, much less how to be found. But I was haunted. Even while sleepwalking, I was haunted by something deep inside telling me that I needed to change, that there was something better. Finally, after a lot of crying and turmoil, I woke up. And packed up. I ended a successful, but miserable, career and moved across the country to find the real me.
An awakening of this magnitude changes everything. The aftermath is a total sense of freedom – the relief that I will never go back to my old life.