Wow! This spring has been a doozy hasn’t it? I am linking up with Emily P. Freeman to share what I learned this spring.
Who could have ever thought so much could change in just a couple of months! Just days after I wrote my what I learned this winter post our state went into shelter in place, the kids came home to do online learning, we had to attend online worship services instead of going to worship in person, my husband started working from home and all outside activities were cancelled.
As an introvert I actually enjoyed having so many things cancelled and having more time at home. I thought it might be like our early years of homeschooling but I was wrong. Turns out the first thing I learned is that online learning is much harder than homeschooling on my own terms. Keeping everyone on task, and logged in and helping everyone do different things all at the same is exhausting!
I learned that even though I feel guilty taking time off (especially from cooking) can actually be a blessing in creating the space for my children to develop their skills in the kitchen.
I learned that even though I am in introvert, I really need other people and I really miss hugs!
I learned that having everything cancelled was very good for my reading life! I have read 16 books this spring! I don’t think I’ve read this many books since I was in college! (Click here for a list of the books I’ve read so far this year.)
I learned (again) that stepping away from the internet and everyone else’s opinions is a very important thing for me to do from time to time.
I learned that I am very blessed to have the choices and resources that I have. We may have lost some conveniences but our income did not change, we have a safe place to be and even a freezer full of beef. I need to be more grateful for what I have and find ways to bless others that are having a much harder time.
For past What I Learned posts check out these: