Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading. There is something comforting about curling up on the couch with a good book, or to work with wool. I love it!
I thought it only appropriate, being that I am talking about self-care this month, to also talk about these two activities which bring me so much joy.
If you have been reading my blog much this past year, you will know that I haven’t made much time for knitting or for reading.
It seems like there is always “something else” that comes up and takes my attention away from these two activities that I use to calm and center me.
I know that part of it is having a new little one in the house. But, seeing as how she is almost one now, I think I can give myself permission to get back on the wagon of knitting and reading. What a perfect time, too, right before the holidays!
This week I am currently working on a little runner that I plan to put on a bookshelf in my bedroom. I started this runner several weeks ago, knit about 10 rows, and then put it down. Not because I didn’t enjoy knitting it, but because homeschooling was taking over my life! I realized that with me talking so much about making time for your passions, I really needed to take my own advice. So, I am back at it. I would like to finish this soon because I am attempting to make a little reading/knitting nook in my bedroom as a place I can go to have some peace and work on things I love.
As far as reading goes, I started out the year really well. I had my goal of reading 100 books, and was getting through 10-15 books per month during the first three months of the year; then I lost my reading mojo. I think part of it is because I didn’t know what to read next, and no books I found were really holding my interest. Then last week I posted an Instagram picture of an old mindless favorite of mine – Twilight. Now, you may love or hate the series, I happen to love them even though the writing isn't stellar. So, I was incredibly pleased to find out the next day that there was a tenth anniversary edition released which included an all new writing of the first Twilight book. I of course immediately bought it for kindle, and started reading. It is kind of strange to read the same story from a different perspective, but I am enjoying it!
That is where I am at today! If you are interested in reading any of my 31 Days posts, you can click the picture at the top of this post to bring you to an index of all the posts I have written this month.
Have you lost your mojo lately? What are you working on?