Flashback: Birthday Knits

I got a reminder that two years ago yesterday I took this picture. We had only had Jellybean for about 2 weeks and I had just finished this sweater for myself as a birthday gift. Oh how much changes in 2 years. Boxy dropped shoulder sweater
Tomorrow is actually my 40th birthday and for the first time in a couple of years I didn’t knit myself something specifically as a gift. But I’m excited to start the Tecumseh Knitalong with a lot of you when I get back because it’s going to be a rainbow sweater and that is such a great gift to myself. I’ve got a ton of projects on my needles but with leaving my old job, starting the new full time teaching gig and life I haven’t had the knitting time I’ve wanted but I think I’m finally getting into a routine and getting my schedule down. I’ve even gotten the dogs to start waking up later!
Birthday girl!
This 39th year of mine has been really good and crazy and full of changes. I told myself last year that my word of the year for 39 would be change. I wanted to make some big sweeping changes in my life to help usher in the life I really wanted to live. I think I’ve accomplished my goal and it wasn’t always easy but I knew the changes I was making were the right ones for me. So for my 40th year I’ve decided my word of the year will be joy. Focusing on gratitude, happiness and enjoying these moments in life I’ve worked so hard for because I should savor them. And all of you who read, comment, message, joined the group on Ravelry or even just read in silence, you bring joy into my life. I appreciate each and every one of you and am so excited to see what fun things we will do together this year. Thanks for coming along on this journey with me, friends. Bring on 40!