My Backstory – Moving to Mexico
Hi dear readers,
It's been so long since I shared something personal (apart from my surprise "I'm-married-and-having-a-baby" post) that I realize it's time to get back to it.
I used to post about my adventures all over the world, some related to knitting, some not. After I started KnitFreedom I traveled to Argentina, Chile, Spain, Israel, and California, all the while blogging about my adventures.
Usually I would give a knitting tip or video and then share what was new with me.
Then I stopped doing that! As many entrepreneurs do, I got overwhelmed by the business' growth and changes and things began to unravel.
I stopped sharing my personal adventures on the blog and concentrated on building an expensive new website (which never came to fruition) and going on a national TV tour (which I never published or wrote about on KnitFreedom).
I also embarked on countless other business endeavors that took me further and further away from connecting with you, my dear readers and customers.
So why am I sharing this now?
Because I'm getting back to what matters most to me in this business - connecting with my readers.
You, my lovely students who have learned Magic Loop and Two-at-a-Time, Toe-Up Socks, those who have been with me from the beginning and those who have found me along the way.
It's important for me to share what's going on with me - to connect - whether I have a new knitting tip for you or not.
I've decided that I'd like to start sharing tidbits about my life on the blog again, which I will be doing starting now. Mostly after a knitting tip or video, but who knows?
What I do know is that I'd like to catch you up on where I've been, what I've been up to, what I'm into now, and what is going on in my life.
What's Been Going On Since I Last Blogged About My Life
The first obvious thing is - I'm living in Mexico now! Some would say living the dream, and I would say they're right - although the dream is full of new realities and different cultures and ways of doing things.
The last four years has seen me absorb, wonder at, admire, and shake my head at some of the huge differences in our foods, families, pastimes, wives' tales, swearwords, schooling, and identity between Mexico and the US.
Learning to Surf
One wonderful adventure I've been living is learning to surf.
This has been the way of many a surfer before me - discovering the wonders and pleasures of laying on your tummy in a board in the ocean and trying to go zooming along a wave.
I am dismally, wonderfully average at this sport, and full of questions and desire to keep learning once the beaches open back up after the coronavirus quarantines are over.
Before I moved away from the US I learned French, which I've been dying to tell you about. The best teacher ever - Cédric at the Silent Way Experience - is the man to go to if you want to learn French fast with perfect pronunciation.
Seriously, I learned so much about learning that I became a Silent Way expert, or at least a huge fan.
Learning to Slackline
Other adventures include learning to slackline, something I fell into with a passion (and addiction to looking for two properly-spaced trees wherever I go).
Thank you to my sister Kate for introducing me to this wonderful sport!
I've started up a basic website at self-yoga.com to teach about that technique, and will be adding to it as time allows.
Making My Way in the World
So where does that leave us now? Well, I live in Mexico, in a hot climate far away from my favorite yarn stores.
A precocious and vocal 11-month-old baby takes up all my time, love, and attention - well, almost.
I've discovered that my love for KnitFreedom and my wonderful readers is just as true for me.
So as long as I can keep connecting with you, I'm good.
Stay with Me!
Thanks so much for reading this and being able to follow me on this journey. I'm looking forward to sharing more about myself as the days go by.
Happy knitting and much love from Liat!
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