So there has been a lot of change in my life over the last year. I keep meaning to post and I just don’t feel like I’ve had the time or the energy to do it but I’ve realized in the last couple months that an online journal would be a good thing to have. I apologize for being a slacker and generally abandoning my tiny but loyal readership. I’m going to try again, maybe I’ll be better this time!
So where to start? Let’s start with the first. As of a couple weeks ago I’m officially unemployed. Not quite the happy ending to the Montessori dream that I began just a short year ago. Life was made exponentially more complicated by that fact that my girls attended the school that I was working at. My departure was not under the friendliest of circumstances so I’ve been stressed out in an unbelievable way with the conundrum of what to do with my girls. I will go into more details later but my blood pressure is finally down to the normal range so I don’t want to get myself all worked up. The kiddos, now 5 and 7, are attending their first day of public school tomorrow. Quite the departure from scenario created by the all natural wannabe Montessori mom who has dedicated her last couple years to the highest attainable well rounded educational experience she could get for her kids. Now I’m plagued with nightmares of school bullies, bad lunches, and sitting at a desk until my children’s natural curiosity is sucked out of them. I’m hoping that won’t be the case and I can round out their education with all sorts of the fun arts, crafts, and enrichment activities that we do every day. I know that most kids go to public school, I went to public school, and we all survived. It’s an irrational fear (I hope) and we’ll see how things go tomorrow.
Since employment at this time of the school year is pretty much impossible, I’ve decided to get my house in order, get back to crafting and maybe knit something. Wouldn’t that be a miracle! I wanted to share with you a couple photos that my girlfriend took of my adorable yet very energetic children. She is a local photographer in San Diego and has been an unexpected friend over the last couple months. I’m thankful to have her in my life.