Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

I’m not a fan of New Years resolutions.  I’ve watched gyms become packed with fevered folks looking to lose those 10 pounds only to become ghost towns by March.  I’ve seen people tear themselves up trying to stop or change something about themselves and failing.

However, there are some things that I would like to try to do in the coming year.  I’m not making resolutions, those are rather more high pressure than I want to make.  Just some things I would like to try to do more of in the coming year.

~ Travel. Specifically, within Iowa and the Midwest.  I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around to world, I feel that it’s time for me to get to know my home again.  I would like to try to make a few weekend trips around the state.

~Volunteering. I feel that my home should be a better place because I am in it.  I would like to get involved with my local 4-H organization, do more within my guild, and generally use my talents more for my community.

~Clothing.  I want to try to not purchase any new clothing in 2015.  I would like to try to use-up or wear out as many of my current clothes as possible.  I want to become better at mending items as well as making them.

~Yarn, Fabric & Fiber.  I would like to try to use up as much stash as possible.  Trading and sharing for my sock yarn blanket is perfectly acceptable.  I also want to spin more in the coming year.

~Eat local.  I want to try to have as much of my food come from within the state of Iowa as possible in the coming year.  Maybe even from this farm.

So there’s my low-pressure list of things I would like to try this coming year!  What about you?  What would you like to try in the next 359 days?

3 thoughts on “2015

  1. Gay Walker says:

    Hi Sarah. Before you left England, you made a crocheted bed spread and gave it to me for Christmas. Every day I make my bed, I admire the bedspread and remember you. So I think the thing I would like to do this year is to think of presents which are useful and lasting and will hopefully make the receiver think warmly of me. So this is to say thanks to you and wishing you all of the best in 2015. May all your dreams come true.

    1. hortihoney says:

      I’m so glad to hear from you! I’ve been thinking lots of all my friends in Europe of late and wishing I could visit. I’m glad to hear that you are doing well!

  2. I want to go to my stash first (says the one, who has 500gr of yarn coming her way) and I want to use up my sockyarn leftovers and make a blanket. We use yours so often and I think another one to snuggle under in front of the tv would be great!

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