Written by Kara S. Anderson
The first step is to not panic.
I know – the school year is starting, and your shelf is NOT READY, and that math thing you wanted to try is back-ordered and it doesn’t matter anyway because your oldest says that this year he’d prefer to just not do math at all.
Wouldn’t we all, kid.
Instagram and Pinterest are mocking you with the pictures of stylish schoolrooms (you meet at the corner of your dining room table that doesn’t slope), and the kind of judgy lady from co-op just called and told you that they really need someone to teach Ancient Greek to the pre-schoolers.
You don’t have to do much, just crafts and a puppet story time, and then learn and teach Ancient Greek.
I get it. The beginning of the school year is both wonderful and overwhelming.
There are so many possibilities and it all feels fresh and new, and mostly do-able, except for the small parts that are terrifying.
So I’d like to offer that maybe what you need is a notebook.
I know if doesn’t seem like much. In fact, you can literally buy one for 17 cents at Staples right now.
But I’m telling you, there is an amazing power to writing things down, and getting them OUT OF YOUR HEAD. Especially when you are feeling overwhelmed, which happens a little lot this time of year.
The way I do that is through bullet journaling.