Lately Gerrick hasn't been wanting me to take many pictures of him or his things. He has specifically said on numerous occasions, "Don't put that on the blog." He didn't want me to take a single photo of him opening gifts on Christmas morning. Honestly, it was quite nice to be in the moment without thinking about positioning myself for the best photo angle. This may (or may not) be the last photo you see of him for awhile; he was reading aloud to me while I was cooking dinner recently and Fia came to listen:
Gerrick thinks I spend too much time on the computer and has been complaining of this for some time now. He's right. I do. Browsing the web has been my go-to down-time activity for a long time. It was worth the time when I was needing ideas--needing to figure out how I wanted to homeschool. But now that I'm comfortable with our path, I realize that the web time has just become a habit. This year that habit will be broken; my time on the computer will be intentional. With the time I'm gaining by dropping the mindless internet wanderings, I'm looking forward to reading more books and nature journaling more often. I've even started an art/doodle journal with which to relax and explore my own creativity...
|(My first page was inspired by this pin.)|
I'm also ending Nature Connections. To those of you who have faithfully linked, thank you! Be sure to check out Friday's Nature Table and the Outdoor Play link parties, but most importantly, keep going outside!
In other words, this blog will not be a big priority for me in 2012. I'll still post from time to time--whenever I feel inspired to do so, but don't be surprised if it isn't that often. I'll still be sharing on facebook and Pinterest, but maybe not as much as I have in times past.
I wish you all a peaceful new year! May we all focus on what is truly important to our families and ourselves and find that magical point of balance.