I've deemed 2011 my year of self kindness. Perhaps I should urge you to do the same.
Like most young women, (and women in general), I am usually at the bottom of the priority list. I make sure that everyone else in the house is taken care of, have what they need, and I typically do without. By the time December hit, I felt totally burnt out...I realize that I'm overweight, unhealthy, angry, impatient and just plain "fried". I was haunted by the image of my own father, who died from a fatal heart attack, (this heart attack came after a prior heart attack years earlier...he refused to go see a doctor, or get healthier). Needless to say, I'm having what we call a "mid thirties crisis", or what I like to call "a wake up"!
Now, if you're wondering what a new hat has to do with this journey of self kindness, I'll tell you!
I've knit everyone in my family a hat...including my own mother...I even knit her a scarf to match. I decided that I am worthy of a lovely hand knitted hat myself, and so I took my best yarn and knitted myself the hat of my dreams. I have been wanting a "slouchy" hat for some time now...here it is slouchy...
And here it is as a tight fitting hat, with the rim rolled up!