Happy 2012!

I want to wish each and every one of you and your family all the BEST in 2012!!!

My New Year’s Resolutions:

To continue to recognize and maintain my power
This year was certainly a year of recognizing my power and taking it back. I wanted to go back to school for the longest time. I let somebody in my life hold me back for the longest time. Finally, I said screw it. Who am I making happy here? If I’m not happy, then I’m no good to anyone! I was giving my power away to some who certainly didn’t deserve it. I said enough was enough. I’m moving forward for myself and my little man. So off to school I went. IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE. My perception of the world has changed. I can see potential in things I never saw before, have ideas of making things that were always there, but I was afraid to go through with. Aside from that, school saved me. I had a lot of stuff going on when I started and it helped me keep going.

To continue my education and take more courses!!!
I am joining the Spinners and Weavers Guild this month! I am also seriously contemplating joining the Quilter’s Guild as well. I plan on taking some summer courses which include spinning, weaving, fabric jewelry and possibly some embellishment. This girl isn’t going to be letting her brain go to mush anymore!!!! I also want to find out about the Master’s Spinner’s Program. Kyla NEEDS a challenge (although this one MAY be over my head…)

Warping my loom, learning to use it
‘Nuff said πŸ˜€

To complete the knitting bag challenge
I’ve been in two different courses over the past year and a challenge has been extended to make a functional knitting bag. Challenge accepted! See ya soon Kim πŸ˜‰

To finish up incomplete projects and finish what I start before starting something else
This is a tough one for me. But I REALLY need to stick with it. What I need to do is sit down and map out what I need to finish. Top on the priority list is a sweater for a friend’s hubby and to put binding on a quilt that was given to me when they were throwing out things from the nursing home in town. It was a project started by some residents a long time ago, but never got finished. I intend to bind it and give it back to the nursing home. If they want to display it or sell it, it’s up to them.

To do my best to not let a good idea slip by and keep up my newly acquired “let’s see if this works” outlook
I have been keeping multiple journals around the house. I never know when an idea is going to hit me. This has only been recently though. I think I opened a portal! I think the more ideas I acknowledge and write down, the more will come to me. I had some hit me last night. I picked up a straight knitting loom last night. I went to look at the instructions and they were nothing like how I was going to use it. So I cast the instructions aside because I want to see if what I have in mind will work. If it doesn’t, then I use the instructions πŸ˜‰

To knit ONE dishcloth every day
I am constantly asked for dishcloths. No matter how many I knit up, they always seem to be gone before I even get them off the needles! So if I make up 366 dishcloths, either I will have a lot of dishcloths or there will be a lot of happy dishes (my money’s on the latter!). Let’s see if I can do this! πŸ˜‰ If anyone wants to join me, you’re more than welcome. This will be fun and we could be accountable to each other! Hehehe

This was the worst best year of my life. I just can’t believe how far ahead I have come! Unfortunately, when I reflect on 2011, while I did achieve some huge dreams, in my weaker moments it is overshadowed by the loss of my best friend. I still can’t believe he is gone. I can’t believe what he did. I can’t help but be somewhat angry with him because of how selfish he was and his stupid double standards. He saved me life. More than once. After I went through a bad break up and almost succumbed to depression, he would drag me out of my house. He would come over, make me get out of my jammies and drag my sorry butt out for coffee. He would do anything to make me smile and hear me laugh. I’ve been doing a lot of smiling and laughing recently, but it’s just not the same with a large piece of your heart missing. Why were you there just during the dark times? Why couldn’t you have stuck around for the good times? The good times wouldn’t be happening it if wasn’t for you. Why didn’t you open up to me the way you allowed me to open up to you? Friendship is a two-way street. I feel like you did all of the giving, but you didn’t give me a chance to give back to you. I know there were things you didn’t want me to know about, but I found out. And you know what? I love you just as much now as I did before. If you’re looking for forgiveness, you have mine. I forgive you. I love you.

I think 2012 is going to be the best year yet! I can see so many good things happening! After 2011, I am fully convinced that if you set a goal, even something that may seem unobtainable, it IS possible! If you don’t set a goal, it won’t happen! So I need to get busy setting goals because I’m tired of life happening by default πŸ˜‰


May your 2012 be blessed with health, love, happiness and prosperity! Hugs, Kyla


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