I do. It’s true.
(See how I rhyme? Clearly my writing has suffered this summer.)
I’ve been thinking about how to start writing again, and how to put to paper everything that’s in my head, and I still don’t think I have the answers. But here I am. Cause I miss you. And because I think that despite all the things I don’t know, there are a few things I’ve learned to be absolutely true. And one of those things is that writing is a part of me. The other things… well, I’ll write about those another time.
For now, here’s what this summer has looked like for us…
1. Jon’s been off work. And he’s been done with grad school. Which means HE IS HOME. And life is wonderful. So much family time! He goes back to work in two weeks, but let’s not talk about that just yet.
2. We traveled back to Southern California for two entire weeks. If you’re familiar with my introverted tendencies, you’ll know that two weeks away from home was pretty much all I could handle. But we were able to see friends, spend time with family, and feel like we were surrounded by home. It was wonderful and exhausting, all at the same time. (Note to self :: Next time, don’t plan an activity for every day of the trip. You will end up needing a vacation from your vacation.)
3. All of this family time has led us to decide that homeschooling is the right choice for our family. I don’t know if I told you, but I had enrolled Emily in our local preschool for the fall. I never felt totally at peace about it, but I felt like she would like it, and I needed the break, honestly. But over the last few months, I’ve learned that what Emily and I really need is time together. Focusing my attention on her instead of the computer makes a huge difference in her behavior, respect, and demeanor. I’m falling in love with my little girl again. Threenager or not, she’s so very special. So, we’ve changed our plans, and I just finalized our curriculum and supplies yesterday! I can’t wait to spend our mornings preschooling together! More on that (curriculum choices, our homeschool room, etc.) to come.
4. Speaking of teaching, we’ve been teaching classes like crazy! It’s super fun to “work” with your hubby. We have loved teaching classes on essential oils, natural solutions, and family wellness. I’m learning a whole lot myself, and making some big changes in my life. (Like, we joined a gym and I got a TRAINER. I’m working out 5 times a week. Yes, me. I don’t believe it either. And don’t get me started on my diet… because I still really love frozen yogurt. But I’m getting ready to make some big changes there too. It’s bittersweet. Mostly bitter…)
We actually are teaching a class via webinar this Wednesday. If you’ve ever wondered what essential oils are, or if they might be the right choice for your family, this class is for you. Come, invite your friends, and let’s learn together. I’ve even got a few free printables for you. (Would you expect anything less?!) If you’d like to join us, you can RSVP here! Everyone is welcome!
That about covers it for me. What about you? I’d love to hear how your summer has been going! Share in the comments, what’s the best thing you’ve done this summer?
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