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It feels a bit surreal that 2019 is now well and truly underway! This holiday season passed in a blur this year (as it tend to do), but I felt like, for the first time in a long time, I had a really restorative "Christmas Break".

My husband and I flew overseas, back to my childhood home, and while I started the trip thinking of All The Things I Would Get Done, I ended it feeling really peaceful, with nothing on "The List" getting done, but a lot of little successes in the meantime. Does that make any sense?
I suppose, it was a little reminder on how to get back to myself. I spent a lot of 2018 Getting Stuff Done, powering through my to-do list, and feeling really proud of my accomplishments. But it's funny; in the midst of Doing Things, I seemed to lose myself in the process a little bit. Which is something I didn't even notice until I stopped.
When I set off on my trip I packed a knitting project - Saroyan, in a beautiful lambswool, angora, alpaca blend -…

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