My favourite place to go for breakfast has gone out of business. I loved going to Kings Cafe for the morning meal. I’d read the newspaper while having breakfast and a few cups of coffee. At the end of my meal a fin ($5) would cover my meal and a generous tip. I am not sure why the Owners had to close their restaurant, maybe they wanted to. Small and big changes both can affect peoples routines. Going to Kings Cafe was one of my routines. The Recovery Narrative Project’s anthology IS having similar changes to my routines. I’m about to become a published author in a collaborative book based on lived experience with mental illness. I am so proud of my Co-Authors and myself. The process of contemplating, writing, editing, collaborating and soon, circulating our anthology has been a major impact on my routine. Stepping out of my comfort zone has been exciting. So, I’m going to have to find a new routine place for breakfast and begin adjusting to life as a Writer.