It has been an odd year. I’m not going to do a review of home ed that is a summer thing, we’ll settle for saying I’m happy with the way things are there. It isn’t perfect but is as going as good as it gets.
Personally it has been a tough year for a number of reasons, nothing dramatic more grinding but enough to make me glad to see the end of 2015. Looking for positives I have found a lot of time for hobbies, I’ve sewn a lot, easily reached my target of 50 books read in the year (think it was 61 in the end) and managed 10 Futurelearn courses, covering calculus, politics, psychology and literature plus more, I’ve set up on a support group for people balancing home ed and school going children that is thriving and I’ve finally done something about the weight and lost 2 stone (not looking at Christmas impact yet though!).
It has been a year for finding out who your friends are! While the results have saddened me somewhat, it turns out I am more social than I give myself credit for and have a quite a sizeable number of good friends.
Looking forward I jokingly said to Pete that my New Years resolution was to stop being nice. I was only half kidding! I think it is time to stop giving so much of my time away. I still have a bitter taste from the way things ended my time in guiding and I end the year feeling like I never want to organise another home ed trip again. Pity but fed up of other people.
It is time to take some time to put some much needed focus into work and possibly find a bit of time for a personal project. Keep enjoying the hobbies (and possibly pick up knitting/crochet again). As for trips and days out – family and friends I think, even if that goes against all my instincts I refuse to feel guilty any more. 2016 is a year for avoiding any unnecessary stress.
Here’s a photo review of 2015.