Life has been very full the last little while. And I’m loving it.
Last week was mostly spent tidying up after moving, finding new homes for all our things, etc.
This week, I worked two full days at my new job (helping out a family; SO much fun!), and starting a project I’ve taken a break on for the last two to three years: School work. And, while stretching, and while I am behind (I’m working on it, I promise!), I’ve been enjoying it so much.
I never officially finished highschool. I guess you could say I’m a dropout, but when I stopped doing it, I was just starting to get my website up and running, and was learning a TON about webdesign.
For the last two or three years, that has been my life. And it still is. I’ve still got a lot to do there. I have no idea how I’m going to balance it all, but I figure if I want something bad enough (like having the chance to learn more and still get my website work done), I’ll find a way to do it.
So this week, in between thinking about all the different things I need to do or keep in mind when working at my new job (like remembering to get noisy jobs done before nap-time!), I’ve been studying the ancient Americas. Did you know that advanced civilizations popped up in Central America before the Mayans—or at least ran concurrently with them? Or that in the Pacific Northwest, there were tribes of Native Americans who owned slaves and had a very defined caste system, as Captain Cook discovered when he visited? Or that some Native American cultures spent years planning some of their feasts?
I didn’t know those things. And between several different books that I’m currently reading right now that are scheduled in our school curriculum, I am finding a few fascinating tidbits.
Which is why I wanted to go back to doing school in the first place, so YAY!
I’ve also been reading Peace Child, and although the first chapters are fairly disgusting and hard to read, the transformation that I know is coming is going to be amazing to see too. And their reasoning behind why and how they did certain things…wow. Don’t get me started. Add in the language used to tell the story, and it’s a masterful book, which makes my readerly heart very happy!
So that’s a little of what I’ve been up to lately. Have you learned anything interesting or done something new (or the first in a long time) this past week?
Lydia Howe says
Oh! That sounds like some cool things to learn! History has always been my favorite subject – even long after school. Reading books is a great way to learn, which is wonderful because reading is so much fun.
As for new things… Well, a week ago I watched a baby be born, and that was a first for me. It was beautiful. ❤
Esther Filbrun says
Yay! History fans, unite! 🙂 In all seriousness, though, I can attribute my current history love to Mom–she is a great history teacher!
Oh wow. It’s so special to watch a new life enter into the world. Glad you got that experience! It’s unforgettable, and marvelous!