Hello all ... With everything going on in our country right now, it just seems so wrong to be writing the usual newsletters or blogs. It's January 15th and I have been pondering this since Christmas. I've been putting this off for so long. Part of my goals for 2020 has been to be consistent. So rather than avoiding this, I'm going to be plain. How are you? How are you really? I hope that you're ok, but in reality I know that many of you won't be. Watching what is going on has been heartbreaking. Listening to friends...
I have loved keeping a reflective journal. I can see my growth and progress over the year. I can see what I've achieved as well as what challenged me - and what also may challenge me! I can write myself notes and encourage myself. I can find some gorgeous inspo online and print them out and use them to brighten up my goals and plans. I can add photos from my life and document in my journal that way.
This is not some wanky I quit my day job and now I'm squillionaire! ... I really did quit my job. Really. I went and quit my 9-5 day job. Crazy hey? Well, I just couldn’t do it anymore. The 8 hour day in management that was becoming increasingly complex and dissatisfying plus the two hours in the car to and from. I have learnt a great deal about myself and my skills, but it just didn’t “spark joy” as Marie Kondo would say. So I picked it up, I thanked it, and I put it to the side.
I am struggling with the notion that 2018 is nearly done and dusted. What just happened? No, seriously, what. just. happened?Reflecting back over 2018, I had some big milestones, and they were mostly business related. I started this modest business in 2013 with a business partner, and in mid-2018 I took it solo. I’d spent a wee bit of time beforehand trialling things out and thinking things through before committing to the decision of continuing the business.
Butterfly Small World Play This divine little small world of butterflies and flowers in the ever so versatile Kmart Play Tray was created by Carla from the Home Education Collective. She designed this play tray for an enthusiastic little Miss Three who could barely wait to dive in and play. And do you blame her? I certainly don't. This simple, yet rich in sensory learning play offering is so inviting. Can you smell the gardenias and roses? No wonder someone couldn't wait! Small world play is a staple in early learning places and spaces, both inside and out and this...