No I am not pregnant, my family tree is complete!
Where to start??? It's been a long, rough, crazy, extremely busy, actually way too busy life this past few years. Running our 2 childcare centres, creating and teaching the Early Childhood Education program at a local college, the birth of our 2 girls now almost 3 and 4, caring for our childrens special needs, starting a store, closing a store, selling off the childcare business...I am soooOOoo excited to say that shortly we will begining a journey towards a simpler life.
In July we decided to close the store. This past Saturday was the last day of operation and now we are busy counting inventory and figuring how to get rid of the left over stock... Retail is a crazy business. I've been self employed for most of my life but retail...what was I thinking. It was even more work then the year I spent creating an Early Childhood Education program and teaching it and that was a crazy year! I am happy to say that we came to our senses and realized we wanted, needed, deserved more out of life, and more importantly so do our children.
We though that closing the store would give us enough time to focus on our childcare centre and our family, but after re-evaluating what we want for our family...we decided to sell the childcare centre as well.... mid-life crisis some might say??? But personally, I see it as an eye opening revealtion. I now (well lets say in November) I get to take on the best job in the whole world...I get to be a stay at home mom!!! I get to teach them and to be taught by them, I get to create more for them, with them and together for others. I look forward to all the things I currently hate like cooking and cleaning as there isn't enough time in the day. I feverishly take every spare moment I have right now and head to the thrift store to look for jars so I can attempt to learn to can. ( I managed to squeeze in one batch of blackberry jam and it was yummy so I am off to a good start.) It's amazing how the most mundane tasks yesterday seem like such a joyful journey forthcoming... I can't wait!
Thank you to those who still follow my neglected blog... bare with me another month as we get all our loose ends tied up. I can't wait to get back into blogland. Though I haven't posted on my own, I have spent many hours reading all of yours after a long day of work and a good cup of tea. I have so many ideas I want to post, activities to do, dreams to share, questions to ponder...oh how exciting to see the end...the new beginning...of our simpler life coimng to fruition :) See you soon!