Over the New Year I decided to embrace a word for the year instead of making goals or resolutions. I felt like God handed me, lovingly, the word anticipate. I felt like I was moving away from old commitments and into new ones, just wasn't sure what the new ones were yet. I love being aware of the movements of God in my life and living in trust as my life takes new turns. I learned long ago not to force change, but to anticipate, hope, plan, and trust change.
So, guess what!? I am embracing a new teaching challenge: preschool. Never would I have predicted this career choice. I started out in secondary education, loved my stint at the college level, but now I'm actually very excited and eager to begin this new venue for my passion of teaching.
I'm finding myself taking on some new volunteer work also. I'm trying to get some planning and movement in the way of long-range plans for my sons' school playground.
But don't worry, I'm passing off many of my old commitments: church women's retreat, mom's Circus Teabreak's group, standing back a bit more from Sunday school leadership (although still taking my turn at teaching), found a new mom to take on the school newsletter, dropping Site Council for next year...probably not coaching my son's soccer team (Daddy says he wants too.). So, don't worry, I actually think I'm striking a more healthy balance and focusing on fewer things and doing those few things well: teacher, mother, wife, daughter, and friend.
But, this transition period has been busy, and that is why there has been less writing lately on my blog. Just thought my faithful readers would like to know.