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Taking Time For Myself

I’ve just got out for the semester and I can’t believe these past few months have gone by so fast. I passed my dreaded Mid-Point Review, started another semester of graduate school at Academy of Art University, went to fashion week, and moved my blog to WordPress (which I never thought would get done). I’ve done so much that this semester was actually pretty action packed. I thought it would be lighter because the classes weren’t so heavy, but I was wrong.

I’m now trying to do more for myself. Doing for yourself is a great way to keep your body healthy and your immune system strong. I took up knitting again. It really is fulfilling to make something and have people compliment you on your item. I love to see their faces when I tell them I made something. Knitting is also soothing. I can just sit there, while watching tv, and knit all afternoon.

Over the weekend I went to a spa and got a much needed facial. My face needs more than just some regular TLC, so it was great to get my face cleaned and steamed. I loved that. Everything was calm and serene in the spa. They played that soft new age spa music that was so soothing, I almost fell asleep in the waiting area. The robe they gave me to wear was so pillow soft, so that could have been the reason why I almost fell asleep too.

Today I am going to treat myself to a movie. Some people don’t like doing things alone, and I admit, it can be a little intimidating to do things on your own. It really isn’t so bad once you try it. I am going to go see Black Swan. I hope that if I go early enough, there won’t be too many people in the theater to ruin the experience. I think some movies should be watched alone and others should be watched with a group. What are you doing to take time for yourself?

Photos from Flickr,We Heart It, and myself.

Snuggle Up With Knits

I don’t know if you all know this, but I love to snuggle up with my knits in the winter time. I have a ton of scarves, gloves, mittens, and hats. I learned how to knit my freshman year of college. Then life happened, and I am happy to say that I have picked the hobby back up again 5 years later. Knitting is like a stress reliever for me. I only do it for only a few minutes to an hour, but it does the trick. If you want to knit, Wool and the Gang, Knitting Help, and Knit in the Loop are great resources.

yokoo

 

Yokoo

If knitting isn’t your thing, you can still support some indie artist by buying their wares. Yokoo and Taylor House are great indie knitting options on both ends of the price spectrum. They make awesome scarves, gloves, hats, and other knitted accessories like puff ball headbands and snoods in great colors.

taylor house

 

Taylor House