Sunday, January 31, 2010

Journey North

I found a wonderful website.  Over at At Home Science blog she had a post about Journey North A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change.   They are having a Mystery Class and it really sounds like a lot of fun.  I'm going to try it out and I'm hoping the kids will join me. : )  So far my oldest  is on board.  Here is a link to Kris's blog where she has some wonderful ideas to prepare for the class  also here is the link to the Journey North Home page.


I just found out about the Mystery Class yesterday it will be beginning tomorrow Feb. 1 and its free!!!  Yea I always feel so grateful when I find wonderful resource that are free.

I am really excited to try this activity and look forward to doing some more from this great site.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


"It does mean that once we have a heart's desire we should act on it.  It is that action, that moving out in faith, that moves mountains"                   Julia Cameron

                                                                                      Walking in This World

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The New Year and Great Books

I've been wanting to write for a while now but it has been so hard to find the time.  I love this time of year for being able to start a New Beginning, (I could live without the cold though)  : )  Being able to  set goals to help me reach my dreams and help me become a better mother and person all around.  That is at least what I hope for at the beginning of January.  : )
One of the books that I have started reading this year is Walking in This World by Julia Cameron.  She is such an amazing writer and I have enjoyed all the books I have read by her.
Walking in This World by Julia Cameron: Book Cover
One of my dreams has been to live a more creative life and to feel confident with what I do.  As I have read the Artist's Way and Vein of Gold, which she also wrote,  I have really come to feel better about myself as an artist.
An amazing experience I have had as I read her books was to realize that what I thought I wanted and what I thought my dreams were, were not really what I truly wanted.  As I went deeper by doing the different activities and tools that she shares in her books I have been able to peel back the layers of what I thought the world or others thought should be my dreams.  For example I have always wanted to be an artist, but I thought I needed to be an exceptional "watercolorist" but I'm realizing I love textiles: yarns, and material, etc. I still love to use watercolors but I don't need to be exceptional. : )
The one thing I'm coming away with as I begin this new year is the need to believe in myself -- to believe that I can accomplish my goals and that I can reach my dreams.  It is possible.  Maybe at times it seems too hard by myself but I need to believe that I'm not alone and that Our Heavenly Father cares and will help me along this journey. I don't have to do it all by myself but simply do my very best.
If this can apply to me I know it applies to every one else.  We are not alone as we make this journey through life -- we can have help in reaching our dreams and accomplishing our goal.