We're past mid winter now but the chill is yet to leave my bones. It feels like a time of planning, or maybe that is just the coffee in next to me? This site was never meant to be a journal in any way, it was more of a record of project successes and fails. But things are about to get personal.
Classic wannabe blogger move: nothing in months and then coming in with an I've just been soooooo busy post. But actually, here's what has been going on in my world this last little while.
I mentioned in my social media rant that I had some sick family members. Both my Nana and Grandma had terminal cancer and it fucking sucked. I spent a lot of time really angry at the situation with no one I could take it out on cause it's no ones fault. It left me constantly exhausted. My family was amazing though, and we've all got through to the other side. Some days are still hard, but it is getting easier. Here's a really wonderful post about life with grief that I found during that time and thought was helpful.
I've also finally finished my Bachelors of Arts. The past year has been hard with all this personal stuff going on and I somehow consistently got higher grades than I had in years previous. So I'm very pleased with myself, but sad that it is over. I'm working for the next 6 months or so and then (hopefully) starting post-grad next year.
I was reading a book last night on British Embroidery and realised that it is almost August and I have done hardly any embroidery all year??? I have been knitting like a madwoman instead. Knitting makes for a much better car activity and I have far surpassed my goal of knitting 12 baby beanies to donate at the end of the year. I've finally joined the local embroiderers guild so will hopefully be getting back on the horse.
My focus on environmentalism has been a bit weak. Partially cause I have just been so tired. We've developed a good packaging free shopping routine, but still go for convenience too often for my liking. I've made some zero-waste cleaners which are working pretty well and I've completely kicked any fast-fashion desires that were remaining. I've even convinced L that we could try composting at the community garden!
Now, I'm off to see a lady about a plant.