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Sowing and Reaping

October 6, 2010

Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)!

Are there any habits that you would like to change? I’ve read that it takes at least 30 days of repeating something in order for it to become a habit. As of October 15, I will no longer be employed outside the home. For the past six months, I have woken up every morning (Monday-Friday) at 6:15a.m. to get ready for work. It felt good! I got dressed, did my hair, put my earrings in, put some lip gloss on and headed out the door. However, I turned in my two-week notice this past Friday! After a whirlwind of telling people why I was leaving, I started to reflect — that’s what melancholy/cholerics do! I want to be home with my boys again; however, I also want to do something for myself. TRUE CONFESSION: I don’t want to lose myself in my kids! It is easy for me to do that!

So for the next eight days I will be reflecting on what the past six months have meant to me and what they have brought to me personally as Julie Elizabeth Hemmingson Holmquist — not just Mom — even though being a mom is one of my highest priorities! On October 18, I will officially be a full-time homeschool mom again. I know I need to make some changes in the way I did mornings as a homeschool mom before. One of the changes I plan on making is I want to get up at 6:15am like I did when I had to leave the house for work. I believe this will allow me to get some quiet time and some much needed solitude before I start the day with my four boys! A happy Mama makes for a happy home!

Is there any habit you would like to cultivate? What changes would you like to make in your own life?

I’m interested in hearing about them!


PS: I’ll let you know how it’s going on November 16 — 30 days after I returned home from the workforce!

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