So, school took more out me me/the kids than I intended! But random.org tells me that libbywilco is the winner!
Hopefully, I can get back in the groove tomorrow. I'm cautiously optimistic ;) Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!
The kids start school tomorrow. TOMORROW, people. That's three kids in school ALL DAY LONG.
I'm not going to apologize for the all caps yelling because this is a REALLY BIG DEAL. I've been a mom now for eleven years and have never been alone in my own house for as long as I will be tomorrow.
It's going to be bittersweet walking away from that school after waving goodbye to my newly minted kindergartner. She's going to rock it though so I'm not at all anxious for her. Me though? Totally different story. I'm fairly certain tomorrow will be spent in an alternating cycle of euphoria and sadness and anticipating all of the new ways I can be productive and active and better. I have things that need to be part of a regular schedule now that my excuses of limited time have been nullified. The house will be immaculate now, right? At least between the hours of 9 and 4 this house will run like a top. Some of those "honey do" list items can be knocked off so Carlos isn't quite so burdened by my never-ending list of minor house projects.I can expand my thrice weekly running routine to include a more diverse physical presence. My etsy shop can be resurrected with a vengeance and grocery shopping will be an absolute breeze. I can volunteer at the school and make uninterrupted phone calls. And I hope this doesn't sound selfish but I'm looking forward to being able to schedule in some me time as well. Without getting too philosophical, it's pretty easy to lose sight of yourself when life revolves around the needs and wants of three little people.
One of those me things is going to be this big picture class. The timing couldn't be better but the subject matter? Yeah, I'm ready to tackle something like this. The Phone Photography project was so perfect for capturing those summer moments with my kids and I feel like this will be the perfect way to usher in a new season - both on the calendar and in my life.
From the class description:
Your life is full of beauty, authenticity, and moments of magic just waiting to be captured in pictures. All it takes is the right perspective. In Picture Everyday, a new workshop from photographer Tracey Clark, you'll learn to see your world in a sublime new light—and to use your camera to tell the story of what you see.
Through 30 surprisingly powerful photo prompts, dozens of inspiring images and videos, and eight weeks of gentle encouragement, Tracey will help you elevate your everyday—and fill your soul with gratitude along the way. You'll be focusing your lens on topics like Routine, Spaces, Places, Details, Connections, and Affections.
Pretty great, right? And, I have a spot to share with one of you! I'm a pretty recent convert to online classes and I want to tackle this one with gusto - I hope some of you will as well! I can't be the only one that's about to have some new-found freedom ;) Interested? Sure you are! Leave me a comment and I'll choose a winner Wednesday. Good luck! (And send me some happy thoughts tomorrow morning if you think of me ; Thanks a bunch.)