I set one goal for this year which is also my word of the year: healing.
In choosing my goal, I kept the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting principle in mind so that it is:
- Specific: First, my body through nutrition - GAPS to heal and seal my gut and whole food supplements from Standard Process that feed my body...
- Measurable: How will I know I've healed? I will have energy and feel good. I want to feel as good as I did when I was 18!
- Attainable: I think this is attainable if I am diligent to care about myself and spend the money (real whole food supplements and real whole organic food is not cheap).
- Realistic: I think this is realistic if I follow my nutrition protocols - even the feeling like I'm 18 again!
- Timely: I want to give myself a 3 year time period for my body to heal itself. This may seem like a long time, but what's 3 years? Especially if I will feel great at the end! The Forbidden Doctor helped me see this. This year will simply be the first step to healing.
In our homeschool this month…
We are reading These Happy Golden Years (aff) and doing the lessons in Prairie Primer.
We finished Lesson 8 in IEW Student Writing Intensive A (working in Unit 3). I have finished through Unit 4 in the Teaching Writing Structure and Style (TWSS) series.
We are plugging along and where we need to be in all our other subjects - except Science.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
Eliana has a birthday this month. She will turn 10 so to celebrate double digits I am planning to take her to get her ears pierced.
My favorite thing this month…
Laura and Almanzo get married in These Happy Golden Years, so we are planning to make a wedding cake! I hope to teach the kids some cake decorating skills, too.
What’s not working for us…
Over planning - adding extra science to Prairie Primer has proved to be too much.
Math for Bo? He is half way through MUS Beta and while it's working, he's ready for a break (or something different?).
Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…
I'm pondering curriculum choices for next year. It's a good thing I don't have the money to buy anything yet - I fall in love with one thing one day and something totally different the next, ha!
I thought about using Simply Charlotte Mason's Free Curriculum Guide to plan my year - I have several delightful living books in my cart right now, but then I am reminded of all the wonderful benefits of having something planned out for me with a boxed curriculum and start to doubt. I am more focused when my energy can go into implementing curriculum, rather than planning and scheduling it.
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On my blog in case you missed it…
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