~yarnalong: Goodness, it has been awhile hasn't it? I could bore you, or maybe even amuse you, with the tales of how life has been, well, interesting the past few months. To say that it has been busy, is a total understatement. To say that it has been full of life changes and big lessons, well that would be another understatement. There have been many travels- trips to New York, and Las Vegas, a new job, leaving a new job, and finding 2 amazing, incredible, fulfilling jobs with people who's values align with mine, and that have allowed my creativity to bloom, blossom, and grow, as well as helping me to find my center and my creative voice in a unique way, all while providing for my family. Blessed. So very blessed. And I've learned and grown so much in the hard lesson of when to walk away from something, no matter how good it looks on paper. And in the walking away, learning the all too important lesson of sticking up for yourself with grace. It's a delicate balance, and while it was a rough season, and filled with some emotional turmoil, I am definitely the better for it. And ready to embrace being back to normal (although it might be briefly, this week and next is my older children's Spring Break, and so I'm planning to spend some family time next week, so let's just call this an easing back into my rhythm, shall we?)
This week I'm reading an Advanced Reader Copy of Kim Woodard Osterholzer's A Midwife in Amish Country. It's funny, it's challenging and at times it feels like I am reconnecting with a long lost sister, or dear friend. I don't want to put it down, but it is really drawing me into that world of in the wee hour of the dawn phone calls, and the tremendous energy that comes with birth work. It's definitely helping me to reconnect with my core! I'm knitting away on a sweater that I just realized today that if I finish quickly it should actually be chilly next week on my vacation to be able to enjoy wearing it....nothing like that knowledge to make you forget everything else and just knit....even though I have work literally screaming at me at the moment and some pretty big deadlines staring me right in the face, EEEK! This might be one of those times that I wear before blocking, but shhhh, I won't tell if you won't tell!
How about you, what are you knitting and reading this week?
I am so thrilled to be back, and can't wait to catch up with all of you,