The good thing about days when there isn’t a social media site in my repertoire of places to lurk that isn’t filled with birth announcements, references to babies or pictures of them, is that I can shut them all, talk to my children, do things, make things, knit, read, catch up on housework, do my first ever Couch25k stint and go swimming with the kids.
And this isn’t a bad thing. I’ve come to the conclusion I can’t live the life I want to live and I can’t, it appears, stop the world spinning either. So making a conscious decision to just look away and do something positive elsewhere works. It works if I make it work. It is just a hell of a lot of effort to grit my teeth when I get caught out, and not dissolve.
When I get back from the last thing on the list (swimming), my spilt personality positive side will write something nice about some of the nice things and I might even have pictures. And yes, that is a lot of nice. Nice is a word you can still say with gritted teeth 🙂
In the meantime, I’m the newest columnist in Education Outside School Magazine which is a snip at £1.50 via Paypal for loads of lovely stuff to read. It is working on building a fund for going into print, so as to reach more potential home educators and a great read. I’m really honoured to have been asked to be part of it and grateful they waited this last year for me to be ready to start.
You can also download the first 3 free issues, to see what you are getting 🙂