Since my last post, my life has undergone a lot of change. It'd probably be easier to count the things that have remained the same than to enumerate all the changes. In fact, I suppose the former list would have just one item, since the only thing constant is change, or so they say, and so I'm starting to believe. But here goes a whirlwind tour of the past year, in rough chronological order: I left the Ph.D. program I'd been in for two years, and became unemployed. I broke up with my boyfriend of two and a half years. I stopped teaching chemistry. I threw myself into studying Arabic. I got a roommate. I got in a relationship. I got out of that relationship. I applied to grad school, again. I started learning Hebrew. I started teaching English as a second language. I stopped drinking. I got a tattoo. I went from being a couch potato to running 20 miles a week. I joined a steel drum band. I started doing yoga. I completely changed social circles. My roommate moved out. I've gone from being a perfectionist to a stop-thinking-about-the-damn-thing-and-just-do-it-ist. And somehow, through all this, California has finally begun to feel like home. I've stopped feeling restless here and started feeling settled. I love my neighborhood. The cashier at the grocery store down the hill tells me "good to see you again." The employees at the coffee shops I frequent start pouring my coffee before I even walk up to the register. I even know the local homeless people's names, and they know mine. Oh, and did I mention I'm about to move out of this neighborhood that so much feels like home now, out of this apartment that I love, that I've lived in for three years? And I'm preparing to spend the summer in the Middle East? Ah! So much for stability!
Since this is, at least nominally, a knitting blog, I guess the relevant change is that I stopped knitting. About a month ago, I was having tea at a friend's house, a friend who happens to be a phenomenal lace knitter and had been
Also in the spare room, this, in KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud, Iris:
Now, off to yoga! Have a lovely Saturday afternoon!