(Last week, January 22, was the one-year mark of my Mama
Bear’s passing. Although I don't want to make this an emotional post, I DO want to take the
time to acknowledge her and that day. Last semester I dedicated my season to
honor my mom. I needed something else in my life to dedicate to my mom. On top
of that, with no soccer this semester, I needed new ideas for some things to
blog about. I have been brainstorming these 2 things all break. Each idea/topic
I came up with, reminded me of a story, a story of my mom. I realized even with
out my mom here, she is still teaching me. As I brainstorm each major or minor
detail of my life, the stories I remember of her teach me something that now
that I didn’t see before. I concluded that this semester I will combine the
two, honoring my mother and new blogging ideas, by dedicated this session’s
blog post to her. I want to share with you guys how my mom’s story and life has
helped me while here at MC. And I hope that each story helps you as well.)
Happy Spring Semester Raptors!
The birds will be back. The windows will be open. The toes will be exposed. And OF COURSE the clutter will be CLEARED OUT.
One of my favorite things to do as a child was to clear out
the family’s winter mess! With 7 kids in the house, there was a lot of clearing
out to be done. My poor mother tried her best to keep up with the chores, but
there were just to many of us. Spring was a chance for her to grab hold of the
chaos! But with so much to be done how can you even begin to clear things out
for a new beginning. My mom would always take to the chore chart. Dividing up
bigger chunks of the house to each kid gave her space to unclutter the more
tedious chorus in the house.
This semester I am taking on my moms approach. A chore chart
will be my best friend. I need to start the semester off strong by be organized
and proactive. Over winter break I got a Monthly Calendar White Erase Board, a
personalized Weekly Schedule Chart on Excel, and a Daily Planner.
To start the de-cluttering of my semester schedule I will use
the Monthly Calendar Board to keep track of the days and remember any major
events happening like birthdays or tests. Then I got a little more detailed
with the Weekly Schedule. The template I made has permanent events saved, for
example my classes and work schedule. Then for each miscellaneous activity of
the week, I bought sticky note tabs that I will add as I make plans. I can
remove and replace these each week. Lastly my Daily Planner will be used as a
to do list. In there I’ll write my assignments, chorus, errands and other tasks
that must get done. This semester to avoid a stressful cluttered schedule I am
going to focus on the big picture and work my way down.
Thank you Mama Bear for showing me no matter how big the
mess, there is always an opportunity for a fresh start.
Good luck this semester classmates and make sure to take
advantage of this fresh start!