Leap Day & A New Chapter

Happy Leap Day 2024–feels like just yesterday I was reflecting about Leap Day 2020. Four years ago, I don’t think I nearly received as many promotional newsletters from businesses, though–so many seemed to want to take advantage of the ‘extra’ day we have!

And I do realize that it’s been well over three years since my previous post here–since we were still in the midst of the pandemic, and I was going through a lot of life changes, I stopped thinking about my writing. Plus, work was ramping up, and being a new parent took a lot of time/adjustment.

It’s only been in the past year or so where even my crafting feels like it’s somewhat back up to pre-pandemic/pre-parent days. Around the start of this year, I decided that now it’s time to revive my creative writing outlet–over on Substack.

So, I will be providing content over there from now on–it’ll also be an easier way for me to be more knowledgeable on who reads my blog posts/writing vs. here (ironic in many ways). You can subscribe and be in the know when I publish new content on Substack.

See you over there!

Birthday Memories

This is 36.

If you had told me last year about all that would happen in my 35th year of life (both in the world and also in my own personal happenings), I would have laughed at you and claimed IMPOSSIBLE!

#amreading goals Year in Review

Reading & Crafting in the midst of the Pandemic

Two of my earlier posts from 2020 focused on my love of reading and fiber arts. Since I had set goals for these two hobbies and we’re at the edge of 2020 ending, I figure this is a good time to reflect upon my progress from the year and see what I have in store for 2021.

Year in Review

2020: History & Milestones

I know I’m preaching to the choir, but 2020 has definitely been a year for all of mankind. Thinking back to January and February feels like a lifetime ago, as everything turned upside down starting in March. I’m honestly fatigued (like everyone else) by this pandemic, and am saddened by all the lives lost to it. The year may definitely go down in history books as a ‘lost’ year, and in so many ways, I am feeling that sentiment as I think about all the cancelled/postponed gatherings that had been planned with loved ones.

goals Who I Am

My Fiber Arts Journey: A Long Read

Orange and dark gray yarn alternating in rows.
Crochet brioche cowl I completed in 2017: still one of my favorite projects and accessories.

How I Learned Crochet and Knitting

I first picked up knitting needles in college, when a classmate taught me how to knit a scarf. I found the craft soothing once I got the hang of the knit stitch, but then quickly became bored as I just kept going back and forth, back and forth (and as most of us know, scarves are rather long…). This scarf was an on-again, off-again project for roughly 7-8 years.

Prior to moving to Denver, I finally completed this scarf and reignited my interest in knitting and met a couple of like-minded individuals who also knit. I bravely ventured into circular knitting, but double-pointed needles (DPNs) intimidated me.