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Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's Been A While

I have to beg your forgiveness for being gone soooo long.  Life, ya know!  In the real world, I homeschool our youngest two daughters.  They are in 9th and 12th grade this year.  I'll soon be coming to the end of our homeschooling journey that began 17 years ago with our oldest.

As each of my daughters approached their high school years, I enrolled them in a once a week tutorial for those tough subjects like chemistry, calculus, foreign languages, etc.  The students meet once a week with a tutor and receive instruction on the subject then they go home and complete assignments the other four days of the week.  It's a college prep tutorial and it's been exactly what I needed for my girls to be prepared to go from working on my deadlines to working by someone else's.

The tutorial has been in existence for the past 15 years and has helped hundreds of homeschool students in the upper level subjects.  The founders had a great idea and the tutorial's ongoing success proves it.  Four years ago, the original founders completed their homeschooling and needed to move on to the next chapter in their lives.

So, since I still needed the services of the tutorial, I was asked to take over as director.  I've always said I'm not a leader, I'm a worker bee.  Tell me what to do and I'll do it but my right-brain thinking mind is at a total loss when it comes to organizing and leading.  But, takeover I did.  It's been one of the hardest things I've done but God has been so faithful to guide me through the tough times and has grown me in areas I really needed.

Running the tutorial with an enrollment of 100+ as well as homeschooling our two daughters has commanded most of my time and energy this past year.  I apologize for being AWOL for so long.  I feel God moving me to begin my blog and Etsy store once again.  It's my passion and it allows me to use the gifts He blessed me with.  

One exciting development recently was an invitation from Country Living to attend a blogger meet and greet before their antiques show in Atlanta at the end of October.  I know I'll have plenty to share after that.

Again, thank you for being patient and for allowing me to step back in to your lives.  I am blessed to have this opportunity and can't wait to share, chat, and grow with you all in the coming months!


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