Ahh...I hope you're enjoying your summer! We are loving ours. My favourite job ever is to be a mom to my kids, so to get the chance to do that full time for two months makes me a happy mama! I will certainly confess that they drive me nuts at times, but getting the chance to work with them through their difficulties, love them in lazy days and fun-filled days is amazing. I also love getting to think about my home and clear out closets and junk drawers and cupboards and reorganize our home...I'm noticing most places have items from last summer in them, making me realize it has been a year since I had a chance to do any of that home stuff. I'm very thankful for the chance to get to be home with my kids this summer - my husband and I save up all year for it to be possible, so it isn't something I take for granted!
However, this summer is extra special! It is really great to have ConnectSLP officially as part of our lives now. I think for a couple of weeks in early July, I just had to sit with it for awhile - I couldn't come to this blog or my website or anything, I just had to let it sit. I really did it, I really left my secure job to leap out into this venture! I had to mourn a little for what I left, and process a bit that things were shifting even though I have not had any doubts about the wisdom of this decision for my life. I met up with a few people who weren't so happy and supportive about my changes and that was also good for me to work through. Life has its ups and downs, and the only person we can do anything about is ourselves! Good reminders. :) Some of my creative big happy plans I put on hold a bit to make some agreements and plans for the fall, which are also happy, just things I won't know more about until the fall. I have secured work for two days for the fall, which is all I wanted for this year while my littlest one is in Kindergarten. I'm so grateful that some colleagues have taken me under their wing and welcomed me in, and I'm really excited about what I can learn from them in the coming year about how this all is done!
In my home re-organization I'm finding places for work materials, searching out which tests to buy, thinking through my process for the fall, and my bookkeeper (my husband) has been enjoying learning about that and setting us all up for success. We have an accountant and are getting some other of the financial things settled up this summer too.
So, that's an update here. As August approaches, my mind is thinking ahead. It is going to be fun this fall, doing something new and different, even though much of it will be the same and similar. Maybe more of life is like that than we realize, and it's mostly perspective that makes the difference. Regardless, the adventure awaits!