Thanks for visiting my blog. I began journaling about my daily life when I was eleven. Over the years, this has grown to become a way for me to share my thoughts rather than my daily life. I’m pretty open with sharing all the beautiful chaos of life with six children. I have to remind myself to extend grace to myself each and every day! It is my hope that my writings will help others to learn to extend grace to themselves too. After all, if it weren’t for the Grace of God, life would just be messy. I’m so glad that life can instead be a Beautiful Mess and is covered by His Beautiful Grace.

Monday, February 3, 2020

New Things on the Horizon

   I’ve started 2020 with an excitement for working and writing that I haven’t had in a while.  Over the past year or so I’ve made countless notes about topics to write about, content that I’d like to share on my blog, and a few bigger projects that I’d like to work on.  The time just wasn’t right for me to jump back into working.  During this time I had been approached to write several articles and blog posts for others, but I knew that it wasn’t the right fit for me.  I love doing this, but I knew that God was leading me to develop my own blog and work on some projects on my own.  I am still open to writing for others, and working on projects with some of the ladies that I have worked with in the past, but I want to grow my blog as I work on others.

   January is a free trial month for the new year, and it gave me a good chance to see how I can fit writing into my regular schedule, without it affecting my family.  A large family requires a lot of time, and I need to focus more attention on training my children up in the Lord, and teaching them each day.  Many times when I am trying to finish a project I let them have movie days or do their own projects while I am working.  This usually results in a bit of evening chaos as we try to reclaim the house before bed, and it often affects the next few days afterwards as well.  I know that this won’t work if I am going to really focus on growing a blog and sharing some of the projects that I have in mind this year.  I’ve decided to devote 3 nights a week to my work, after the kids have gone to bed.  This is time that I typically spend in quiet, all by myself anyways, so that I can wind down from the busy day.  I also have a little time in the morning while drinking my coffee that I can make notes or outlines on some ongoing projects.  It’s not ideal for everyone, but it works for me!

   So just what do I have on the horizon?  One HUGE project, and four smaller ones.  The one will help you with teaching your little ones preschool, while the others will help you manage your meals a bit better.  Both of these are things that I currently do myself, but have never taken the time to write them down permanently.  As I gear up for teaching my last year of preschool this next school year (how is that even possible?), I knew that now is the time to write down all of my great ideas.  As I began to plan time to write, I knew that I had to really stick to my meal planning in order for it to all work out for me to have the time that I need.  Chores have to flow pretty smoothly as well, but I haven’t figured out the secret to that one yet.

   Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I dive into this new adventure.  I’m excited about the possibilities and I can’t wait to share more with all of you.

I decided to use the motor home as an office
so that I can work without interruptions.
  It worked well tonight!

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