Homeschool is not for the faint of heart. The planning, preparation, and execution of it all is hard. It is also one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. To be able to experience the joy when the light bulb goes off and they truly get it is like nothing else. Is it aggravating, at times absolutely. To have 2 children in the house that have ADHD and have trouble focusing can be overwhelming. But it is worth every single moment. They are worth every single moment.
I always start our day off with a journal prompt to get their day going, to get their creativity flowing, and to give them an outlet that they aren't used to having. I also try not to ask them to do anything I am not willing to do with them. So today there journal prompt was, "What are 3 things you like about your appearance?" They did a paragraph about each thing they liked. I am really proud of the things they said about themselves. Now to do the same. This is really difficult for me because I don't like a whole lot about my appearance... but I am going to dig deep and do it... so here goes nothing!
What are 3 things I like about my appearance?
I like my eyes because they change color depending on my mood or what I am wearing. If you pay attention you can always read me by my eyes. If I am hurt or angry they get darker. if I am Happy or content they are bright. I have always heard that the eyes are the window to the soul and I think in my case that is so very true.
I like my hair. Most days you wouldn't know that because I keep it pulled up in a ball on the top of my head. It is super frizzy with the humidity. I love it when I first get out of the shower. Its super soft and has the perfect curls. But then it dries. and it looks like I have a blonde fuzz ball and up it goes,
Lastly, I like my hands. They are the one part about me that I have always felt were dainty. I really like them when my nails are done with a french tip manicure and I have rings on. When my nails are done it makes me feel better about myself overall. I really hope to get back to being able to maintain this self care habit soon.
Well that wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. As I tell my kiddos. Just do it. Dig Deep, put in the effort and get it done. Its been a while since I have written anything, I have no real excuses other than I have just been trying to process some real life things that are hard. I will write about those soon. I hope this serves to encourage someone who is struggling with their appearance. We are the only ones who can do anything about it.
What do you like about you? I would love to know. I would also love to know what your self care habits are.
Until next time. This is me. Real, Raw, and living out loud. Always Chasing my serenity.