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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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The Future (without Motion City Soundtrack in it) Freaks Me Out

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 The year was 2003. I was working in the music industry at the time and was given a ticket to see All American Rejects at the El Rey on Wilshire. I was not yet fully jaded by all of the horrible opening bands that I have seen over the recent years, but I was close! It was rare that an opening band would steal my heart the way that Motion City Soundtrack did that night (the only other band I can think of that did that was when Limbeck opened for Good Charlotte). It was about 13 years ago, but it’s one of those events in time when music changes you and defines a moment in your life. Like the time I first heard Green Day’s Kerplunk record. Or Cake’s “The Distance” became the anthem for my high school band trip to Europe. Or the self-titled Eve 6 record that was everything to me my junior year of high school. Or the first time I saw Marvelous 3 perform live. Music has a way of capturing moments in time and you are transported back to a part of your life that was defined by a song, an album, or a band taking the stage. Seeing Motion City Soundtrack that night was one of those defining and life-changing moments that will forever…
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