Embracing a Needed Change


It’s one of those words that you learn to love or hate. Even as an adult who should have it all together, I’m still somewhere in the middle. I guess when it comes down to it, I love change when it seems to work in my favor. But at the first sign of change being against my plans, and what I want to do… I hate it.

It’s difficult to admit, but I’m in a season of life where change is inevitable. It’s knocking at my door and I can no longer ignore what has to be done. I have to let it in. My life depends on it. If were to list all the “stuff” I have going on at the moment, you’d probably tell me in the nicest way possible that I need to check myself into a facility where I’d be forced to rest and take a break.

My plate is full.

Areas of my life are being neglected.

And almost nothing is working.

The side effect?

Simply put, catastrophe with a dash of chaos. The build up almost makes me want to throw in the towel… take a step back from everything… and say to hell with it all.

Is that really possible though?

No. It’s not an option. Running and quitting are not options at this point. And I refuse to allow them to be.

Instead, I’m deciding to do something about what’s causing the issues. I have responsibilities and priorities that deserve my full attention and the best that I can give. But in order to give my best, I have to work on me and get my tank full so I’m not sitting back feeling like I have nothing left to give… because that’s where I’m headed, fast.

With all of this being said, I’ve taken some time to think about what has to be done and the steps to take in order to make it happen. The answer… a sabbatical. And I’m not talking about the biblical Sabbath. While the word sabbatical comes from the word Sabbath (or Shabbat), it literally means ceasing. In this case, I am choosing to take a break and rest from any additional work that is not already in the works… and not just for one day, but for two months.

This means that effective November 1st, monthly newsletters, blog posts (bi-weekly only), the Pen Pal Program, and the Shop will continue. The Thankful for Homeschooling event on Facebook is still on as well! On the other hand, any new homeschool coaching/counseling appointments will not be booked. New projects/plans will go on hold. And the creation of new curriculum resources will stop. Don’t panic though! I plan to pick up normal work in January 2018!

In the meantime, I ask that you be patient and be in prayer for me. Please know that I really need it, and really appreciate it!


Until next time, blessings-




21 thoughts on “Embracing a Needed Change”

  1. It’s very commendable that you are recognizing the need to take a step back and focus on you for now. It can be overwhelming to take on so much and feel like you’re giving more than you’re getting in return. I hope you also create some nice self-care strategies to help you refocus and gain a sense of clarity and grounding. Take good care!

    1. Thanks, Heather! I do plan on incorporating self-care strategies to help fight feeling overwhelming or getting in over my head. Thanks for your suggestion and support! XO

  2. I am one of those people that doesn’t like change at all and I’m learning that as I get older, I like it even less. I think everybody needs a sabbatical and I’m glad you’re taking a bit of one. Good for you for listening to what you need. My thoughts are with you as you rest.

  3. I know I am a random person reading your blog but I fully support you in caring for yourself and taking a break. You must care for yourself first in order to give to others without causing self-harm. This is very important

  4. This is so great. Taking YOU time is so important, you go girl ! I took some time too recently for me and my family, and it was amazing!

  5. this sounds good. taking a break to access where we are in life is very important. in fact, I also do that once in every 3-4 mts. take a break and just leave everything for a while to know what I have achieved – what went well, and what did not. best of luck to u.

  6. It’s important to remember to take care of ourselves. I like that you still educated (I did not know the origin of a sabbatical) throughout this post, even though it was really about your need for a little change and taking a step back.

    1. Thanks, Sharon! And thank you so much for sharing a piece of your testimony about it. It was hard to admit but once I did, there was a sense of relief. I could also see it in my husband!

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