September 1, 2010
Back to School!
Ahhhhh... September. Back to school... the potential of all that new information you didn't have before....
The Girl is a freshman in high school this year. She's the last of the three to be in any type of structured schooling. As she embarks on the journey (which she so far hates) of the next four years, I decided that it's time for me to go "back to school" at 40. Not "official" or "traditional" school, but my own version of adventures in learning. And instead of four years of high school, I'm focusing on the next thirty days.
That book up there? That's going to be my text book. It's mostly blank inside... which is odd, when you think that most texts are decidedly... not blank. This text book is the one I'm going to be writing. I'm creating what I'm learning. Or, better yet, as I learn, I am writing it down so as not to forget.
You'll get it all here, too... as I go forth over the next 30 days with a new awareness in "what have I learned today". In fact, you'll probably get it first, before the book is written.
My one dilemma is I did start writing in the journal in 2007... about 5 pages. I'm not sure whether I should tear them out (and store them elsewhere) or leave them in and start my new focus a few pages in... I'm open to suggestions, please!
I'm excited. I used to journal every day as a teen... especially the years my youngest is now enmeshed within. I still have every one, lined up on my bookcase shelf. I didn't scrapbook then. I think I'm going to try my hand at an art journal. I'm not 100% sure I know the "definition" of an "art journal" but if I can combine my journaling with some artsy embellishments, I suppose that's my own definition.
I guess I'll learn as I go.
Learning is good.
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