My Reality (a recap of life up to now)

My Reality (a recap of life up to now)

This is a bit late in getting started. As in months late. But that is how life is when you get a job and have to balance life, work, and actually doing things.

I actually tried a few things that I didn’t expect to this summer, as well as things that I planned to.

In swift review:

  • I made a lot of knitted baby booties, hats, etc. for my sister (whose beautiful baby boy was born in November). The last I’m working on is Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Baby Surprise Jacket, which is teaching me a lot and probably deserves its own blog post.
  • I helped paint her nursery a lovely lemon yellow trimmed in white.
  • I harvested and dried parsley, basil, chives, and a small bit of chocolate mint. That one was something that I had not expected to help with, but actually really enjoyed it.
  • I learned how to bake dinner rolls (and hope to try baking bread next). This one was a spur of the moment, we have the ingredients so why not, decision and I am so glad I did.
  • I learned to roast coffee in a popcorn maker. Which, by the way, makes some of the best roast coffee I have tasted yet.
  • I also was able to buy my own sewing machine during Black Friday. Now what I can try is now vastly widened from hand sewing projects to a whole lot more.
  • I gave a half-hearted attempt at NaNoWriMo which ended with me losing my outline after week one and not remaking one. I really need to figure out my writing goals.

Overall it was a busy summer full of fun and lots of work, which I will probably be posting a lot more about later. But until then I will keep on living life with the goal to learn and hope to share it with you all.

God Bless,

Joy

Coming Soon. . .

I have quickly realized over the years that I love to blog, but I love to blog about things more then just writing. Because of this phenomenon, I have decided to go on a figurative limb and jump into a new blog, where I explore the creative world in more areas then just writing (though that’s still my main love and main creative output).

Summer has just started for me and I am hoping, by the time my senior year in college starts, to have this new blog all the way up and running while easing my old blog into its inevitable demise. There was no way I could keep it up, as I was having a difficult time running it efficiently and thus was ignoring it more and more.

I hope you’ll stick around and join me this summer as I explore life, writing, and the things that make me, me.