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How Knitting Saved My Sanity

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 In a previous life (okay, when I was 18), I was a music publicist. I’m not sure if I could say I was good at my job, but I worked hard. I developed really good relationships with many journalists and I really loved what I did…everything except for the musicians and bosses. I don’t believe in pestering people until I get my way, which is often what my artists (and my bosses) wanted. I was asked to make false promises to journalists just to get the job done (i.e. – You can have an interview with my A-list artist, but only if you first write a story on my new D-list artist…and then never give them the promised A-list interview. Not cool!). It’s no secret that I love music. It was my first love (and still holds a massive piece of my heart). I think that music really became an important part of my life when I first bought Green Day’s Kerplunk record. I remember that day vividly. I’m not sure how old I was (probably 12 or so) and I was with my family in Pocatello, Idaho visiting friends. I was always given a gift card for Christmas to the Pine Ridge Mall in Pocatello and I couldn’t wait to spend it. My parents drove my  brother and I there and we…
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Reflecting on 2016 and looking ahead to 2017

January 2, 2017 Another year in the rearview mirror. 2015 was a really tough year, but 2016 was actually pretty amazing. I had the privilege of working with so many amazing new people and met lots of awesome knitters and crocheters. Looking back on the goals I had for 2016, I achieved many of them, but because of my personality, it is hard to focus on what I did accomplish because I often look at what I need to do this year to accomplish the goals I didn’t meet. I’m not really a glass is half empty type of person, but when it comes to my business, I’m always striving for more…which is exhausting. My husband and I have very different personalities when it comes to work. He is easy going and is happy with where he is in the moment. I’ve never been able to look at where I’m standing, but always looking for where I want to go. I suppose that it is good to be working hard for the next goal, but I want to try and spend 2017 being happy with where I am right now and appreciate what my hard work has afforded me in the moment. I guess I’m saying I need to be more like my husband! He does help remind me of all the awesome things I’ve done and…
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