Friday, January 28, 2011
6 snow days later...
But, my first week as a stay at home mom is almost over and I need to reflect.
I have begun to read the 23 books I want to get through this year -actually 23, not a random number. I read a chapter of "She's Gonna Blow" by Julie Barnhill and a chapter of "Raising Awesome Kids in Troubled Times," by the Laings. I have also started to make some plans for a monthly bible study for moms that a girlfriend and I want to begin here in our town.
But the week has been slow and I have quickly seen how I could just get sucked into the routine and lose sight of my goals and dreams. You know what I mean? I have gotten so tied down with details like dishes, cleaning, and where I need to be when I need to be - I lost sight of WHY I am staying home. In that, I need to remember why I am staying home (my kids) and make sure I spend time with them as well as connect with them emotionally.
Isn't it amazing how we can go all day and not really connect?
I have been trying to connect with God too - through journaling my prayers - I do that because it's the only way I can stay true to one line of thought without getting distracted. I know if I don't connect with Him, I cannot give to others.
So, I have not heard of any snow coming soon. I could use a break, as I am sure you could too.
Keep true to your dreams....