Hey guys, Stephanie here! I wanted to take a moment to pop in and update you about the comings and goings of my life.
When 2014 started, I opened the year by telling you how I plan to focus on my one word: consistent. I wanted to focus on becoming more consistent in all aspects of my life, not just with blogging. I am not very good with follow through. I love the planning phase but get to the doing phase and hit a wall. I would like to let you know that I have been working very hard to become more consistent! Here are some updates…
I have been taking part in a challenge called Matthew in May. I am loving this challenge. I am to read a chapter of Matthew a day and the share about it on Instagram using the hashtag #MatthewInMay. A few weeks back I saw an awesome blog post that inspired me to dig into the Bible like I have never done before. She used a composition book, marker, and her Bible to journal and doodles to bring The Word to life in a way that made sense to her. It has revolutionized the way I am studying. I have made a list of the people and events in the Bible that I want to learn more about and am digging in. The Matthew challenge just happens to cover the life of Jesus. It is really helping me to learn more about my savior!
2014 has brought many changes to our home. Our niece (25) lived with us for about 3 months – she is currently helping a friend recover from a sea-doo accident that happened a few weeks back. I have been working on organizing the classroom, purging old curriculum, and deciding what to keep. I have been keeping up with the normal tasks of the home but haven’t really had much time to get the extras done because I have been working almost non-stop.
Remember how I was quitting… it didn’t happen. In fact I think I took on more than before. (This is where I insert a sigh) While the extra cash has been great, I have been suffering from back pain and spending more time with a computer screen than with my children. This must change! I am hoping to take the month of June mostly off from the computer.
I would love nothing more than to tell you that we completed our shiney mew curriculum right on schedule and that we are ahead of the game! Ummm.. no! That did not happen. We have taken a lot of this year to be self paced with learning. That means that N is not reading but getting there. S is doing amazingly well with reading a comprehension, she is excelling with her animal lapbooks, and is learning more about math this year than I had hoped! We are getting there, just not as fast as I had hoped. But hey, isn’t that the beauty of homeschooling?
You know that song “He’s still working on me!” that is my theme song. Each day I wake up determined to be better than the day before. Some days I do it! Others, not so much. I am a procrastinator by nature. It is a characteristic I want to change so badly. I am also not a morning person. I am working on it. It is hard. I can say at the end of each day that I am blessed and lived my life as well as I could. I know that there will be days that I can do better, there will also be days when I can do less. I just have to keep at it. To be more consistent in how I life each day!! After all, that is my word for 2014!
There you have it! That is where I am right now in 2014. It is the beginning of May. There is still plenty of time for me to achieve my goals.
So, where are you in 2014? Are you where you wanted to be?