Hey y’all! I’m still around. Life has been kind of crazy. I have been adjusting to work. I’m proud to say that I have it at least 75% figured out. I learned that in this job you really have to be open to learning. Montessori is not like your run of the mill daycare. They have a very specific way to do things. So since I’ve put myself in a better position to be open to learning things have gotten better. My kids were home for the summer. So I was trying to spend some time with them and The Husband. Plus honestly I was trying to figure out what to do with this blog because I had lost my interest in writing for awhile because I didn’t bite what to write about. As you can see I’ve decided to keep it going.
I have been doing one other thing. Back in December I decided that I was going to take another step in furthering my career had my current place of employment. I have made the decision to go for my Montessori certification. I feel that by getting certified that my skills will not only help the children at my current place of employment but other children as well. After seeing how Montessori works I’m fascinated by the way it works. I have seen so many kids benefit from it. What really made me interested was seeing a 5 year old doing multiplication. Then also seeing the way things are broken down I feel that there is a way to incorporate this with children who aren’t Montessori trained. Right now my focus is infant/toddler. However I feel that even this could help children in regular school. I want to learn how to do this to just help children in general. So far I’m really enjoying learning.
The hardest part of the program though isn’t homework. It’s finding a balance with everything else on my plate. With work, modules, assignments , and projects I have to make sure I make time for the people/ things in my life that were here before these classes. You never want to drop the ball in any area of your life. I can admit that for the first few months I was all about my homework and modules. I completely let everything else I used to do fall to the wayside. Especially time with The Husband. It was bad to the point that The Husband had to say something to me. Which of course I hated he had to do that. So I’ve been trying my hardest to find a happy balance. It has been easy. I’m realizing that the main thing I need to do is make sure I keep the communication open. We talked about the class but we didn’t talk about what we would do as far as what we do to stay connected. I have to make sure I say what I need and check in with him. This has been a major shift for us both. So we are learning to navigate. Now I’m doing my best to make sure I make time for us. The kids have been good sports and have their own things going on. So I’m more worried about mine and The Husband’s connection than anything. But I am determined to figure this out. I know in the long run that things will work out as they should. I have admit though that I do feel guilty for bringing so much change.
In the end I hope that the real awards of this certification will make everything worth it. So far I’m excited with everything I’m learning. What makes it even better is because of where I work I can immediately apply what I learn and make it stick. Right now I will say my favorite part of the program is learning how to present the lessons to the children. Things are really starting to click and make sense to me. It is also helping me retrain my brain in my approach to not only children but everything else. I can’t wait to be done and get my own classroom. So I’m just counting down the days to April 2024.