Like everyone else, the start of a new calendar year finds me thinking about the year past–what worked, what didn’t, what was good, what was hard–and about my goals and wishes for the future.
Over the past few years I’ve found myself pulled in what feels like a million different directions as I struggled to fit everything I want to do into my schedule while being present for family and friends, and oh yes, getting married. I’d been feeling more and more scattered, unable to focus on anything for more than a few minutes, and completely exhausted.
This year I want to make my life simpler and happier. To do that, I think I need to choose how I use my energy more carefully, and to focus on doing what works and letting go of what doesn’t.
To be honest, I considered letting Greenwoman Studio go altogether. But I truly enjoy the creative outlet. Besides, I’ve tried closing up shop before, and I never managed to stay closed. So instead of closing, for the time being I’m simplifying the focus of the Greenwoman Studio. I’m going to stick to textile arts, with a heavy emphasis on knitting patterns. You will noticed I’ve already pared down the online shop.
As part of my plan to simplify, the newsletter will now be an occasional mailing of special offers and shop news rather than a monthly email. Most announcements already appear on the blog and my Facebook page, so if you are concerned about missing something just keep an eye on one or the other.
And finally, a fun bit of news: I’ve started a Greenwoman Studio Knits ravelry group. If you are interested in knitting any of my patterns, or in talking about magical, eco-friendly, and spiritual knitting, you should come join us. In addition to chit-chat, there will be free patterns from time to time, and opportunities to test knit forthcoming designs. Hope to see you there!