I just landed in sunny Florida for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival! Special thanks to Kevin Loughlin and Wildside Nature Tours for bringing me down to lead field trips here for the next 5 days! So much FUN! I can’t wait!
Looking forward to seeing some great birds and meeting and reconnecting with lots of fun and exciting people on this first out-of-state trip for my ‘Mom’s Big Year’!
This weekend, as I was packing for this trip, creating lesson plans for the new job, keeping up (and attempting to get ahead) with household stuff, helping my kiddos with homework, researching my next ‘Big Year’ trips, shuttling the kids to basketball, orchestra rehearsal and scouts, and cataloguing the meals and kid activity schedules for my hubby for the upcoming week while I’m away…. it all started to become very real to me.. When I finally sat down to take a breather, I stared at my pile of unsent holiday cards and wondered how I could creatively alter the “2016” to read “2017” and just use them for next year. LOL! ;-P
While I know many of you juggle lots of responsibilities and are spread quite thin as well.. –Juggling THIS much is new territory for me and now is when the rubber meets the road. In all my preparations these last few days, somewhere between taking the last ornament off the Christmas tree, making a lasagne so they don’t starve while I’m gone, and wrapping a gift for an upcoming kid sleepover birthday party– — This quote on the sticker pictured below kept entering my mind.
It’s a sticker my mom pasted to the back of my closet when I was about 5 years old. I honestly didn’t give it any attention ’til I was about 9, when I finally asked my mom what it meant. She explained, and at the time, I don’t know that I really understood it even after her explanation.
This week, in the throws of what seems completely absurd to me,
—quite possibly for the first time in my entire life, Mom,
I. GET. IT. 🙂
Fasten your seat belts, my friends.. this is going to be quite a ride..
And I’m so happy you’re joining me on this journey!