I just finished reading this book and it was extraordinary. An incredibly important read, and extremely well-written. I highly recommend it.
I have decided to join Yoga with Adriene’s Dedicate 30-day journey to star 2019.
I have been slowing getting away from doing yoga and meditation in the past few months, and yet I know that I need them in order to be and do my best in all facets of life.
This month is a good time to do it, because my current schedule and workload allow me to dedicate this time. That might change come February, and I want to “fill my cup” as much as I can before then.
If anything else, I still love to make and keep track of my yearly goals on this blog. It’s like a walk down memory lane to see what my goals have been in previous years, and to see how much I’ve accomplished.
Here are my goals for 2019:
- Less screen time for everyone!
- Help boys find and nurture their interests and passions
- Learn how to knit Intarsia (colour work technique)
- Make good progress on my cross stitch projects
- My #makenine2019:
Body & Mind
- I’ve signed up for a women’s weights class
- Buy (and use!) a new bike
- Increase yoga and meditation practices again
- get my first permanent contract position
What are you goals?
Here were my goals for 2018, and how I did:
- Practice patience more with children and DH *practice is the key word here. It’s gett harder as the kids (or I?) get older.
- Get back to regular date nights with DH *we’ve done a few
- I have chosen 9 patterns for the #2018makenine goal meme I have seen on Instagram: *how I did with this and my new make9 for 2019
- I want to learn: *I learned all of these!
- the Magic Loop technique
- how to to cables
- how to do colourwork
- Cross stitch: I’d like to finish my Nutcracker cross stitch (below) and find another to start (perhaps something like this or this). *yup on both accounts!
- Reading: I haven’t been doing this as much since I started watching knitting/cross-stitch podcasts. I want to start doing it more again this year! *on and off, and I’ve downloaded some audiobooks
Body & Mind:
- I’ve registered in an adult jazz/ballet class! *the class was cancelled
- I want to continue doing yoga and meditation regularly *still doing this!
- Continue to find activities I enjoy and do them regularly *I started kayaking! Would like to get a new bike in 2019
- I’d like to get back into doing longer-term assignments, rather than doing daily supply teaching. *did it!
- I want to start implementing some of the strategies I’ve been learning about lately once I get my own classes (limiting homework, going gradeless, etc.) *doing it, and am always finding new things to try!
- I want to continue to view certain personal characteristics (empathy, making connections with students) as my greatest strengths in the classroom. *yup! Though, I’m also finding my directness is paying off in a professional setting finally! Students respond positively to it!
Stay tuned for my 2019 goals!
Last year, this was my #makenine2018:
I didn’t make any of these, but I did make patterns that were similar to the fingerless gloves and the hat. Here is what I did make:
For information on all the patterns and yarn I used, go to my Ravelry project page and click on the images.
This is my #makenine2019 for this year:
The patterns are (from LtoR, Top to Bottom):
So Faded by Andrea Mowry
Tegna by Caitlin Hunter
Stitch Surfer by Louise Robert
Hitchhiker by Martina Behm
ADVENTURous Wrap by Ambah O’Brien – or something that’s awesome for an advent calendar of yarn minis!
Alberta Frost by Cozy Up Knits
Branches and Buds Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge – or any colour work yoked sweater
Rocky Mountain Rainbow by Jennifer Beever – or any project that would showcase my rainbow gradient set.
Spun by Kali Berg
My Sea Glass skirt is done!! I finished it on October 2nd, meaning it took me about 2 months to knit it. I’m happy with that, considering how much knitting it was (over 1km of yarn!) and that I went back to work at the beginning of September.
I LOVE it! Here’s a link to my Ravelry project page if you want the details.
Here are the last 2 videos: