31 March 2010

Losing Focus

The same thing happened last year right around this time.  I get caught up in the book lists and projects, adding way too many things to our to-do list, going on too many field trips, and generally running us all ragged.
I need to simplify. 

I need to stop feeling obligated to read every book that is recommended in our history and science curriculum.

I need to be selective and use our time wisely.

I need to stop planning far-away nature outings and spend some time in our own backyard.

I need to breathe.

I need to remember that even though the things we're doing are good, there can definitely be too much of a good thing.

I need to enjoy this week of spring break, and come back refreshed and renewed, prepared to finish our school year well.

I pray the same refreshment for you.


  1. This would make a nice reminder post for the CM Carnival that I'm hosting next Tuesday!



  2. I hear you! Last week was our official spring break, but I've sort of extended it this week. I need to breathe, too. :)

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  3. Great post, a nice reminder to keep it simple.