I stumbled on this podcast and heard this quote:
“Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.” Brian Andreas
A lightbulb moment! I try not to use the not enough time excuse but I am also very vulnerable to FOMO (fear of missing out) so I am prone to over extending.
When one of our daughters was in school, she wanted to do everything. We tried to support her enthusiasm but also to curb it a bit. Part of that was parental preservation since we would need to drive her around. But we also wanted her to learn to choose. In my work I see so much of this even with our youngest students. Preschool, soccer tots, music class, story time, and more. Lives that are scheduled and orchestrated so making choices isn’t necessary. But that is for another post.
I need to sit down with a good cuppa and my notebook and make a list of all things I THINK I want to be doing and then really contemplate the question – what are the most important things. Two more days with students then two days of teacher stuff and then my summer (more relaxed work routine) begins. I think it’s a great time to unravel this idea.
Heading over to Kat’s blog to share my unraveled Wednesday.
P.S. the project above is a shawl that is going quite well. No unraveling of yarn this week!