Well this blog certainly did suffer in 2011, and I'm quite honesly, unsure as to whether or not it will continue in 2012. I last blogged in early September, and in total blogged just a measly nine times for the whole year. At any rate, I felt compelled to compose my annual reflections post on this, the last day (heck, the last hours) of 2011.
In last year's Reflections post I talked about the lifestyle changes I had made. Well I have continued to embrace a busier, more active lifesytle in 2011. The biggest change for me this year involves something that I did mention last year, and that was Zumba. Last year I talked about how I had started attending Zumba classes and that I had never had more fun excercising. Well as you all may recall, I became a licensed Zumba instructor in May of this year. At that time, I had no idea where that would take me, and wasn't sure whether or not I would do much teaching. As 2011 ends, I've now been teaching on a regular basis since mid September, and am having a blast doing so. Teaching Zumba is even way more fun than I ever anticipated. By year end, I was teaching two regular classes each week. When you add a full time demanding job to the mix as well as a wonderful husband that I also want to spend time with, 2011 has been pretty busy for me, and I wouldn't want it any other way. Zumba has also allowed me to develop some wonderful new friendships, both in real life and online. I'm happy to report that this community is as fabulous as the fiber community.
I still am an avid reader, although that has ebbed and flowed during the course of the year. I had some time off over the holidays, and am happy that I got back into books during that down time. I don't think I can report a favourite book for 2011, and admittedly, the majority of my reading was of a rather fluffy nature. I just checked through my Goodreads account and apparently read 31 books in 2011, which kind of suprised me, I would have guessed less!
Fiber pursuits really suffered this year. I don't think I've spun since January, and knitting has been really minimal. I think I knit a total of about five minutes over my Christmas vacation, which is really rather appalling. I think given that my only active project (if you could call it that!) is plain vanilla socks that I cast on during the flight to Hawaii in August (and are about 60% complete) may be evidence that I should probably cast on something a little more interesting. And a quick perusal of my Ravelry project page reveals that I have completed only ten items in 2011, and I wouldn't classify any of them as being major projects either.
So, is anyone still reading here? I will be back tomorrow to talk about my goals for 2012.