This morning, I woke up early with a tug of I have to drive there again. I have to learn how to do one by myself from start to finish. Christmas break is nearly over. This is it. And with that, I packed my two thermoses of coffee and my bag of yarn to hit the know by heart road to the farm.
Then I sat there on the chocolaty couch in the living room with my mom and little sister for the third time this week, trying to get a coffee cozy done start to finish all on my own. Without any intervening help from either of their well versed crochet hands to help with a button hole here or there.
I was determined as I knew I was short on time and long on novice skills.
After three attempts at getting it right, I finally came through and a blue coffee sweater with a mustard Grandma Gladys button was completed. On my own.
Here's to learning new and knowing when it's time to stand on your own two feet. Or two crocheting hands.
A few minutes ago, I sat on my bed with the winter sunset happening at my feet. A place in my house I've never taken in a sunset from before. New to me, this view of the winding down light at my feet.
While weaving in and out this time, I thought about the feeling I had when the new skill was finally tucked under my belt and from seeing the sun on the wall.
And it's simple really. Learning new and doing new feel damn good. They just do. Whether it's taking in a sunset from a different spot in your house or learning a project or traveling or whatever really, new is fabulous. Fabulous and fantastic. It's double like that.
So I've decided right now, here on this December 30th that my resolution for 2014 will be simple and concise.
To do new.
Over and over again.
Here's to a fabulous and fantastic trip around the sun.