I decided I need something to help me deal with my stress at work a little better.
I would love to do some yoga. But honestly, getting to a gym at a specific time in the day, especially the limited times that they have classes, is next to impossible for me. I don't know. Maybe that's just an excuse on my part.
But then, I saw Ashley's blog post about the Lil Journaling Project. She will be giving journaling prompts once a day....starting two days ago. I've always wanted to be good about keeping a journal, but I've never been able to stick with it. Too much work. Too boring.
She promises this will be fun.
For day two, we had to draw a map of the first classroom we remember. I drew my first grade classroom at Ernest Horne Elementary School.
- I remember having a huge crush on Bobby.....I forgot his last name. Oh, I think it was Stewart. Isn't it funny how that just comes to you?! I wonder what he's up to now.
- I remember walking to and from school with Brian. I really miss him.
- I remember that my dad used to surprise me now and then. He'd just show up and take me out for lunch every once in a while. It made me feel really, really special. I loved it.
I couldn't remember much of the classroom. I sort of have a "feel" for it in my mind, but I am having a hard time remembering a lot of details. I do remember one side was full of windows. And it was always sunny in the room.
She had a lot of fun trying to write with her nondominant hand. She didn't want me to show you her whole pages. She was worried you all wouldn't think her writing was good enough (because it was messy--according to her--with her nondominant hand). Isn't it sad how fast that self-consciousness develops? She agreed that I could show you little snippets....
Last night, when I got home from work, she grabbed my computer and said, "Mom. What's that website? Let's see what today's prompt is!" She's into it. I love that she cued me to work on it with her. So, we sat down and did our classroom maps together. She did a map of her 3rd-grade classroom. It's really nice time together. We are enjoying it.
Maybe you'll be interested to check it out and join in. Just sayin'.....
While you're there, you might be interested in checking out Ashley's story. She's kind of amazing. Her cancer chronicles are....interesting, sad, uplifting, joyous. I don't know Ashley. But for some reason, I am addicted to her blog. She sort of inspires me and gets me thinking about being a better person....
Until next time,