As much as I enjoy my kids and their sarcastic senses of humor and the energy they bring to my life, I also enjoy my quiet time, too. Weekends to myself are important here and there. Lately, I've been using my down time for knitting and settling my thoughts to process important aspects of my life.
It's time to focus on new things: new horizons for my son, who will be a senior next year and preparing for college; new projects for my daughter, who is quickly finding her own wings; new chapters in my life, too.
P and I split up during the holidays of 2011. We spent the last year and a half not accepting the fact that we split up during the holidays of 2011. Weekends were spent together, family dinners were shared, and we settled into a roller-coaster ride that lasted not only months but over a year.
Lately, my focus has been redirected to my own growth through this process and noticing the things in my life that bring me joy, fulfillment, and grounding. I now have a house of my own (have I shared that here?), a full-time job at a library, and two teenage children. I’m making a go of it, but I'm busy.
But even as busy as I am, I take the time to make from-scratch food, sit down to dinner with my kids, grow a garden, sew a lot of my own clothes, and knit. It must say something about me that those things continue to be a priority in my life (hmmm, maybe that I'm crazy??!).
I always love a new knitting project--- searching for and choosing a new pattern is the best part! Always a pick-me-up. This yarn from Quince & Co. is so scrumptious and I look forward to using it to make this.