And what do I find myself doing this fine Christmas eve? Typing homework of course. I have a HUGE project due on the 5th and I must not put it off until the last minute, so here I am on the night before Christmas, click clacking away. In thinking back to last year at this time, grad school was only a minor twinkle in my eye. I was still in a bit of a fog and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life. I graduated from college in 1996 with every intention of going back to graduate school. But lives were lived and before I knew it, over a decade had passed and I found myself a stay at home mom to 2 lovely if not slightly obnoxious children. I'd been in a funk for the last couple years, not a day to day funk, but an overall funk, wondering where my life was going to take me. Don't get me wrong, I love being a mother, but that is not all that I am. And now, here I am, back to the click clacking away. In all honesty, I wouldn't of had it any other way. I didn't realize that Montessori was my calling until very recently, I wasn't even sure of it when I started this program in September but I'm sure of it now. And if I had realized it, even a couple years ago, I wouldn't have that couple extra years of age and wisdom I have now. And what of the funk? It's comes and goes, I'm still working to find balance in my life, but I'm thankful that I found my purpose.
I would really love to go in depth about the Montessori program here, I know many of you, assuming you have any interest at all, probably have some stereotypes or misconceptions in regards to Montessori but I don't want this to become my Montessori blog so I'll approach it in baby steps. As to not let this program consume me, I've been trying to get back to some knitting and sewing that I've neglected over the last couple months. Here are some sneaks of the projects. I'll revisit these in more depth later. In the meantime. Merry Christmas to all of you and hope you stay warm and toasty (and out of airports) this holiday season!