I started this decade in the (really really like-a-cupboard) tiny living room of the flat in Brixton, playing video games with my friend D, and finished it in bed having been asleep for three hours already, with a child tucked in either side of me, and a husband asleep in the back bedroom.
In between, I have:
- aged from 22 to 32
- met said husband
- married him (obviously)
- got my degree
- got my dream job in the games industry
- worked very hard
- quit the games industry so very entirely that I don’t even play video games any more
- come back to knitting
- and sewing
- learnt to crochet, spin, grow veg, make jam, and soap and – obviously – dye yarn with natural dyes
- started Oxford Kitchen Yarns
- I had my yarn sold (very successfully) in a shop
- I have build websites for an Author
- I have given birth to two children
- I have found that being a parent is the biggest education you can have
- I have lived in one flat, and four houses
- I have bought a house
- and a shed
- I have watched to Tour de France arrive in Paris
- I have travelled to France, Sweden, Belgium, and Italy
Not a bad decade, it’s got to be said. 😉
This last year was one of change – a new home, a new member added to the family – it’s been a busy time. To be honest there hasn’t been enough time to get everything I wanted to get done, done. With both children proper poorly* in the fortnight before Christmas, it’s felt like a sprint finish just getting to December 31st.
This year there is sure to be more busy-ness but our roots are firmly planted in our new home, so it’s more a case of fixing the place up and making it feel even more ours. (Said like that it sounds like far more do-able than the to-do list I’m slowly compiling. 🙂
I”m planning to get dyeing in the next couple of weeks – a slow start, so we don’t all get overwhelmed.
I’m really looking forward to it.
And – this year – no resolutions. Just lots of exciting plans.