1) Roommate moved out today, and it's my intention to live in my home on my own, without renting out my second bedroom.
2) This year started out inauspiciously to say the least, with my father's death, and then with the realization that I really needed to live by myself for awhile. At this moment I want to feel optimistic about the future.
3) This isn't really "reclaiming" a space as much as it's "claiming" it. Since I moved here in 2003, it's only been a very few random months when someone else hasn't been renting this room. Now I will get to use it myself, as a guest room, a study, a studio, a coatroom for parties, and for storage. I'll have to learn how to live in a "new" part of my house. And I'm looking forward to it!