by gillian claire: shifting gears.

8.17.2014

shifting gears.

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( sunset at the reservoir last night )
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This week Roman starts 1st grade in public school. I am so overjoyed and thrilled with his teacher. He attended a little summer program at his school for the past few weeks and the teacher that he had during that is the same teacher that he will have for 1st grade. She is everything you could ever dream of wanting in a teacher for your child - just perfectly sweet and wonderful. We visited Roman's classroom on Friday night and saw all the little chairs and colorful decorations and the pet turtle, "Tilda". I always wanted homeschool for my children and there is a part of me that still wants that and may do so in the future. But gosh, there is just something about public school that is so special and fun - there are parts of that experience that I want for my children as well. I loved elementary school and I'm just remembering and being able to re-experience that with Roman; buying new school clothes, going to pick out a pencil box, looking around at your classroom, choosing a lunchbox. It's all so sweet.
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I'm going back to school, as well, full time this week. I pretty much decided on this for sure just a couple days ago. I went in and talked to an advisor and brought my transcript and hashed it out a bit. She was such a nice, kind person and so helpful. Our meeting left me really inspired. Who knows how long this inspiration will last but hey, it's here for now. It felt so awesome to look at my transcript and realize how accessible my Bachelor's degree is looking especially since I feel like so many of the classes I have left are specific to my major which will be enjoyable and a breeze.
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Asher will be home with us, for now. He broke down into tears during Roman's open house, crying out, "I wannna go to schooooooooool." Oh the hardships of being a little brother. :)
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Even though things are changing and school is starting up again, I'm not considering it the end of summer. There is still plenty of time for tank tops + sitting out in the lawn while the boys chase ants and climb pine trees. Things will be busier for sure and I'm happy for that, we need a little less laziness around here. But as far as summer goes, I'm not ready to give up this season just yet.
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  2. oooh good for you! Getting back to classes! Esp if they are so close to your major and should be a breeze. I always hated the classes that were 'filler' for the most part. Maybe I just picked losers. ahh back to school. It was always such a fun time, I always found summer break to be way too long. But I'm guessing I'm more in the minority with that one.

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    1. Thanks, Courtney! It is so hard for me to stay motivated with school!

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  3. Good luck on your journey with school and Roman's too!!! I am sure you both will do great! :)

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  4. homeschooling would be wonderful, but i agree that there are many experiences exclusive to public school that would be a shame to miss out on. as you suggest, there could be a time for that someday. in the mean time, enjoy the back to school shopping, the freshly sharpened pencils, and the white notebook pages that are wating to be filled - an excited start to the school year for both YOU and Roman!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucinda! I love how you point out to enjoy what IS for now, that is such great advice because a lot of times I'm worrying about what I should be doing or worrying about what lies ahead and I can't just enjoy what is going on right now. :)

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  5. What are you going to school for?? I'm sure that you are ALL going to succeed greatly this year. I too am holding desperately onto these last weeks of summer. It just went by so fast!

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    1. I'm working towards my BFA in Photography. Thanks for your encouragement, but we'll see - it is so hard for me to stay on track with school! Summer DID go by scarily fast!

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  6. So glad that you are happy about Roman’s teacher. That makes such a huge difference for the school year! And you’re going back to school? Yay! You can do it. (I need to go back as well)

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    1. I agree it really does make a huge difference. I'm sure Roman would be happy with any teacher but it's really me that is harder to please! Thanks for the encouragement about going back to school! :)

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