Wowie! Another year has flown by! I thought I’d look back at my goals for my 28th year and see how I did…
- Find a career that fulfills my passion (preferably full-time)
- I had 2 part-time jobs that allowed me to meet and interact with all sorts of people; I really enjoyed both and will be returning to one of them part-time after my maternity leave is up in January 2013
- Travel eastern Canada
- We spent 10 days on the west coast of Newfoundland, Cape Breton and Halifax last summer. Check out the photos here
- Improve my French
- I don’t know if I improved necessarily, but I did actually speak it while working in Whistler Resort last summer
- Learn German
- Fail – I didn’t learn a single word…
- Start our family
- Check! We welcomed our daughter on the 18th of January
- Fail, between working 2 jobs and being preggo I didn’t have very much extra time.
- Learn to drive a standard transmission
- Success! I learned while 7 months pregnant (a lot of tears were shed, haha)
So that’s about 4 or 5 out of 7… Not too shabby! I’ll have to think of some goals to achieve for my 29th year. Being a good mom is probably the top of my list, along with some fitness goals.
My first major sewing project since becoming a mom nearly 4 months ago is the Minoru jacket from Sewaholic patterns. I didn’t get the chance to participate in Tasia’s Sew-Along for the Minoru, as the Little Miss was just a newborn at the time. But it has been very handy to refer back to the posts as I worked through the project. Probably the best new skill I’ve learned from this jacket is how to stitch a lining to sleeve cuffs without slip-stitching. If you’re anything like me, you HATE hand-sewing because it takes too long! Here are a couple shots of the coat in progress…