Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Last year was the first time I ever sat down at the beginning of the year to write out goals. Looking back, I have to say I accomplished 9 out of the 10 to some extent. (The one that fizzled about the middle of the year was my mailing list; every time I sat down to work on it I'd get totally stuck with Mail Chimp. Arg.) This year I've got three major goals. I tend to add more specific goals as the year progresses, but right now the three things that I want to focus on are grasping a more creative approach to homeschooling, taking more pictures of those sweet three up there, and just playing with them.
So far we've completed Kindergarten with Master R and half of First grade; he easily gets bored, so trying to buffer the bookwork with learning games and reading is essential. As far as photos, I feel that I've been so busy taking photos for the biz the last few years that the number of photos I've shot of the kids are a lot, lot less than I'd like.
I'm continually working on learning how to focus on being still. All of the things around me that need to be done are a constant distraction, and when I'm tired (which is often) I tend to wander and wander without accomplishing very much. I want to be with my kids. I know this time is precious and will be over very soon. I want to play, but sometimes I feel I've forgotten how.