Thursday, June 9, 2022

Learning to Let Go {SOS: Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog}

Today I'm joining SOS: Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog community and each week there is an idea to spend time with, if you wish. This week I accept the invitation to make a list of things you can let go to make life simpler and this quote was shared.

"The greatest step to a life of simplicity is to learn to let go." - Steve Maraboli

Such perfect timing as I transition into a summer schedule. 

In just the first couple of weeks I'm letting go of...

1. The ideas of summers past I had three girls to take care of.

2. The idea of summers past when my schedule was filled by others.

3. The idea of summers past when I didn't schedule anything related to teaching.

4. The idea that I'm needed at home if daughters are home.

5. The idea of letting go of the work pace and schedule.

By letting go of these few things I'm embracing...

1. 6am yoga, yes I know that's early.

2. Volunteering at our local zoo which is a bike ride away.

3. Enjoying my backyard space with gardening and laying in the hammock with a book.

4. Fabulous professional development opportunities and connecting with friends.

5. Creating - finding the joy in making things.

I always find the transition from school to one that takes time and needs grace. I'm navigating a new feel to summer and the mantra - it's all good helps when I miss the days of our younger family.

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  1. I need to make a list like this, as I am experiencing some of the weirdness of summer when my kids don't need me every second like they used to do. Thank you for sharing it!

  2. I am letting go of many things this summer, as I am moving to Virginia in a few weeks. Enjoy your new normal. :-)

  3. Thank you for sharing your lists. Encouraging and inspiring!