Apartment, sweet apartment

It’s amazing how quickly life can get away from you. For me, it’s been a tornadic series of events that started out the beginning of this year and continued on to the present. While nothing bad has happened—actually it’s been nothing but good things—it’s still been exhausting.

January brought us to the end of our work contract and February the beginning of the new one. In the same breath, we began preparing for the biggest month of our year, which, brought more exhaustion… again, in a good way. It wasn’t until April and May that things got super crazy and quite exciting! I was offered a new position and found my niche at work: outreach and patient education. It’s given me a lot to think about in terms of what I want to do in the future and has shown me that plans can change as quickly as a blink of an eye. Originally, I was planning to go to London to pursue my Masters in Clinical Psychology. While it probably seems a little crazy to give that up for the new job offer, I decided it was the right thing to do given the health of my family in the last year. It was important to me to stay close for a while, though I haven’t given up my dream of living overseas. There’s always my doctorate…*wink*.

This past two months of commuting to my new job has finally kicked me in the booty to settle closer to work, giving up three years of over 80 miles a day and over three hours of commuting time. I’ve moved and now am learning that decorating is not as easy as Pinterest makes it seem, mostly because of how indecisive I am and how I want everything “perfect”. You’d think I’d have learned by now that that is a far-fetched reality, but this is finally something I can call mine and I want to surround myself with things that make me happy. Learning that particular feat in the past few years has been a growing process, but I have to say, it was worth the turmoil to get to where I am today: truly and honestly happy.

My new little humble abode has given me a new motivation to get back into the game: crafting and working out. Clearly, my most recent idea of sharing my favorite workouts with you fizzled quickly, but I’ll redirect you to my tornadic life these past few months. With a lot more space for those kinds of activities and a lovely gym downstairs, I’m really excited to get back into it and share with you all of my new adventures.

Speaking of which, I am proud to say that I flew (and survived) my first plane-ride in over 14 years, by myself, and didn’t have a complete meltdown. Actually, this occurred twice, both trips to Boston! Probably the most exciting portion was getting to catch up with a friend of mine from college!

All in all, hurray for baby steps! Or in this case, giant leaps and bounds! And welcome to the new and exciting chapter in my life! Can’t wait to show you the decor and crafty idea’s I have down the pike!

Thank’s for sticking around through my hiatus!

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My knitting frenzy

I have begun to notice a trend based on certain TV shows I watch while I craft. Now, hear me out and answer me this: Do you find you do a certain type of craft as you watch a certain show or type of show? Or maybe you’re a movie watcher, or listen to music, or do leg work-outs… whichever, am I the only one who notices a pattern when I craft? Perhaps it’s just me (because I never said I was a normal person) but with all of you crafters in the world, I find it hard to believe I’m the lone rando who has patterns to her crafting.

For example, I’m a big fan of glitter and painting while I watch “Doctor Who” (TARDIS shirt, ornaments and wine glasses). I also tend to crochet a lot while watching “The West Wing” and do a lot of sewing while watching any comedy movies… If I watch any of the “Harry Potter” movies, I tend to make more jewelry and now, recently, I’ve been going knitting crazy while watching “Once Upon A Time”.

No, seriously, this is real life. Maybe they just happen to coincide with my random marathons. Regardless, I’ve been catching up on “Once Upon a Time” and have been knitting like mad.

I picked up some knitting I had started ages ago and went to town making myself a comfy cowl.

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I am in love with the cowl, it is so darn comfy! And has been perfect for some of these rather frigid winter days! Since then I’ve done additional cowls, scarfs and headbands, one of which is currently for sale at my Etsy shop! The others will be posted soon!

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And I’ve learned I’ve definitely followed my heritage and do Continental Knitting instead of the English way… it’s also the lefty way, but I found it much easier as a crocheter too, it’s similar.

So tell me: Do you have a crafting pattern?! Do you knit? What form of knitting do you do?

Send me links, I’d love to see your stuff!

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