I sat here last night and tried my best to come up with a tagline for Google+ and an introduction to myself. Anything I wrote seemed very trivial. Who really cares what television shows I like or what video games I like to play or watch others play on YouTube? Is that really who I am?
Just a short five years ago I would have introduced myself as a history teacher who liked reading Mercedes Lackey novels, watching Project Runway and other similar reality shows, and going to ice hockey games. Today I feel like the only thing that adequately describes me is: Mom. Somedays I am okay with that description and others I feel like I want more out of my life. But for now I am a mom who wants to teach her children.
Friday, November 6, 2015
I have been contemplating what to write in my very first blog post. Do I introduce myself? Explain why I want to start this new project? Should I write about my journey to picking a blog name? What are my goals for this project?
Questions fill most of my life as a mom and a teacher. I question how to do things best for my family and myself. I review choices and decisions regularly.
Maybe that is the real reason why I have decided to start this new project. To work through thoughts, to express my joy and sadness in being a mom, to share crafts and lessons, and to voice my ideas on various topics.
In the end, who really knows where this quest will lead me. I just hope to become a better person because of the journey.
Updated: July 2018
As I look back on where this quest has taken me, I see that I have grown as a parent and teacher. We have made the decision to homeschool so many of my posts have been centered around that idea and the products available to homeschooling families. I have also regained my love of reading so I have starting blogging more about books that might interest moms (and not just those for children).
Thank you for joining me on this quest. I look forward to many more years with you.