As I sit here with the day off today, my head is a swimming a bit. And no it’s not a champagne hangover… that was yesterday. I have so many ideas and things I want to do this year, but I am also thinking about how I would like more balance in my life. I want to have more fun, hang out with my friends and family more and be more present. The only big plans I have so far this year involve some travel and being a part of other people’s huge life events (a couple of weddings). I could just book the year up, but I’m not going to. I also just read Tasha Miller Griffith’s article in Seamwork about the Infinite List and it really spoke to me, so I am going to keep it simple again this year.

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GARDENING GOALS- 

Grow my usual crops and preserve some of it.

We still want to build a new fence that involves a hops trellis, so maybe that will happen this year!

Take the Master Preserver’s Class– 3rd year on the list is the charm?

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COOKING GOALS- 

Take classes at the Pantry?– I am really interested in the class offerings at the Pantry at Delancy, especially Molly Wizenberg’s food writing class. I tend to go a little class crazy sometimes and am already signed up for an 8 week ukulele class starting next week, so we’ll see what happens.

Get better at food photography– I really need to step up my food photography game. The lighting situation is challenging in my house, but I need to be less lazy and take the time to figure it out. There is talk of a kitchen remodel (think new/better surfaces and maybe a table by the window to shoot on), so that could be promising.

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CRAFTING GOALS- 

Continue going to knitting night– I’ve got the knitting bug bad now that I’ve completed my first sweater. It’s kind of all I want to do now. I want to make all the cute sweaters on Ravelry! Add to that how awesome all the ladies are at the Seattle Yarn knitting night and this is a very positive thing to look forward to in 2015.

Knit another sweater or two?Owl Sweater by Kate Davies? Hetty by Andi Satterlund? I have quite the queue on Ravelry now.

Whittle away at my fabric stash– This is always a goal and I recently made a list of projects that I already have patterns and fabric for. I will be motivated by the desire to check things off. First on the list, a Negroni for Matt’s birthday!

OVERALL BLOG GOALS- 

Interviews– I still have a bunch of people I want to interview and one has already confirmed, so that’s exciting!

Videos– I was teaching myself Final Cut Pro last year, by watching video tutorials on lynda.com. I also got a video mic for Christmas, so the video front is making progress as well.

Whatever this year brings, I am entering into it feeling positive, inspired, rested and ready. So bring it 2015!

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