19 September 2023

Closing This Blog Down During 2023

I really think I have come to the end of the line with my home educating blog, so I'm giving an update now for anyone that may want to archive any of our free downloads or activity pages before the securing/payment on our domain name needs renewing sometime in 2024; and, 
I will begin removing access to free downloads and activity pages in my dropbox midway through October 2023   
(which may affect opening the  links even through the Wayback machine ).

Life has taken so many twists and turns since my last post on this blog in 2019. 
-  chronic illness, surgeries, moving home, having a house being built that unexpectedly became a self-build (still is),  both children completing highschool studies,  Covid-19 and all it's rules had us reinventing our worker day lives, coping with deaths of loved ones; and, both Jay and Daisy graduating from their higher level studies (so thankful to God, and humbled, and proud of all they have achieved!).  
Jay completed his studies in Finance, and, Economics, and Daisy in Business, and, Art studies - and they are both working in their fields of interest.  It's a little hard to share a photo of Jay's work life achievements - so many - but nothing that is photographable (one of the myriad of things he does in his after work hours life, is run an online Lego brick store).  
I can show a visual of one of Daisy's glass stained pieces (she purchased and now runs a business that has been in operation for over 25 years in New Zealand) and she continues to create art pieces (a few commissioned) and lovely journaling notebooks each year
A snapshot of one of Daisy's finished pieces, being boxed up ready to freight.
Our home educating things were packed into boxes during 2019;
and, I'm just sorting through them now in September 2023.

As my journey back to full health has progressed where I want to, and how I want to, spend my time has shifted too.  
I entertained the thought of blogging about life post home educating, yet I seem to be lacking in "wanting to" and take my time from other things, to give to blogging here. 

For those who may be interested in where I've been spending much of my time: 
  • being more intentional about spending time quietly in nature, and, with God (so necessary for continued healing and peace) and journaling,
  • working alongside my husband in our business, and, on our self-build
Yes, we do still live in a self-build :)
yet try to create spaces of visual interest 
and peace we can sit in amongst all our industry
  • I'm actively involved with my family in our church's ministry,
  • being a mum to two, working, adult children (laughing a little here, as I thought the pre-schooling years were busy),
  • investing in friends and family members, 
  • and, continuing to read (audiobooks count too) as much as I can.

As I close off with my last post,

May grace and peace be yours in abundance.


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