Sunday, January 07, 2007

Where did the year of the sweater go?

Happy New Year to all y'all!

I'm betting that most bloggers have already done some sort of review of the year by now. I've been hedging a little bit on this one. I didn't get a lot of knitting done in 2006. And much of the year was filled with strife, hurt and difficulty for me. So I am really not going go over it again. Except I want say that many of you in blogland and the knitworld have been great friends and sources of light for me. I can't thank you enough.

And there have been some wonderful friends here in Ithaca as well. You know who you are. Thanks for the hugs and calls and all the moral support.

Good bye, 2006!

So the plan for this year: things are going to get better in 2007 (repeat to self 100 times daily for month of January).

No, it's true: things are looking up. For one, I had a great interview for graduate school before leaving for Atlanta. Most likely you'll find me back in school come the Fall of 2007. Second, I should be having my first fight this February. (I think it's the real deal this time!). Third, I'm working on getting a better morning job so I can get to a better place financially and mentally. And last, I plan to take a class this Spring at the local community college.

I'm also heading into 2007 armed with much more knowledge and experience on some fronts. I have a goal (be a first grade teacher), I have a path to reach that goal (It's been started already!), I have more relationship experience (2, maybe 3 have ended this year), I am more myself than I have been for years (And I know it), I like myself (It's been a long journey but it's true), and I have more peace (Actually I've had enough to share lately).

One of the greatest gifts that has been given to me this year is the idea of enjoying the moment. I want to feel and experience all the beauty that I can, feel it all. It's dangerous but worth it because I will always have those wonderful memories. No one can take away the world's best tasting pancakes that I made with a friend this summer. No one can take away the fun times in Atlanta that I had recently. These are mine forever.

I think that if I can keep on feeling life deeply then it may just open me up to more, perhaps even more profound feelings, in the future.

But anyway, this is a knitblog....

Knitwise, I don't want to put any pressure on myself. I just want to finish the projects I have laying around and use my wonderful One Skein yarns that Annie sent. Maybe a shawl. That's the whole plan and that's enough, I think.

But I can't really knit at the moment. I've hurt my hand again, different knuckle this time. It happened eventhough I was wearing my wraps, 3 sponges for padding and my gloves. Coach says I'm just hitting really had and we'll have to rest it for a while.


AR said...

Ouch! Poor hand. I hope it heals really fast.

I'm glad you like yourself. That is so important. I need to work on that one.

I hope your 2007 is your best year yet! You deserve it! Thanks for the comments at my blog. You're always so nice to me! :)

Teej said...

Good luck with the plan and with grad school! Sorry you hurt your knuckle (again?) but I hope it heals soon so you can do your first fight at full strength.

midgeling said...

best wishes for a happy and healthy 2007. my daughter does sport taekwondo, and it amazes me when i see some of the bruises and scrapes she gets.

Aprilynne said...

All the happiness in the world m'dear =) be careful with all your injuries, tho, be the comet not the metorite. (cheesy, I know, I'm still a little feverish, or that's my story anyway ;p )

Cayli said...

Hope the hand heals quickly. Here's to a great 2007 and reaching out towards those goals.

Larjmarj said...

That is one angry looking contusion! ICE ICE ICE! The good part of 2006 is that you learned from your experiences and that's all any of us can hope for in bad times. It is a fact...good times don't last and bad times don't last and so goes the wheel of life.

Latoya said...

Poor knuckles. Here's to healing for the new year. SMile.

Hey, make sure to come and visit my blog so that you can see the great new and exciting news!

Knit on!

Mothlady said...

Ouch, poor hand! I hope it heals quickly.

Sounds like you have a plan. Enjoying the moment _is_ important. Whether we want it or not, life can be dull or even awful at times, so why not enjoy it when we can? :)

kristinknits said...

I just know that 2007 is going to be a wonderful year for you! : )