Sweet relief! Summer's finally here :) And now I have some grand news to share. I've been doing much soul searching lately, tapping into this deep ache to want to shift my crafting venture energies and funnel them instead to something that will make a meaningful and positive difference in the world in alignment with my passions.
With help from Michelle Ward the When I Grow Up Coach I have been on an amazing two month journey that has seen me come out of it incredibly excited and invigorated for what I'm about to declare:
I'm going to get some training here in September to become a Simplicity Parenting Leader!
I have mentioned the book, Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne, more than a few times here. The first time I read it was during an intimate book club of two consisting of my best friend and I when our boys were simply buns in our ovens. It is very profound yet practicle read and neatly sums up the world I want to introduce my children to. A life that is just a tinch slower, less cluttered, and as much as possible, filled to the brim with the comfort of rhythm, beauty and peace. This approach I feel will provide them with the solid foundation needed to go forth and navigate through a world that is becoming increasingly trickier to do so.
I'm hoping to offer the seven week long workshops which leads parents through the four realms of simplifiying; environment, rhythm, scheduling, and filtering, first live in person in my surrounding community, and later, making this a online offering, group workshops and individual coaching - probably sometime in Spring 2012.
I'm not sure exactly how all this is going to unfold yet but going by my happiness gauge these days since arriving to this epiphany and decision I have great faith in this direction I'm heading.
Ack! I'm so happy to finally be sharing this with you! The training starts in mid-September and I hope to be sharing with you here some of the insights I glean from the course as I cruise along. And I thank you so much for being a part of this incredible journey!