You know it's been a long time when you forget how to do something. For me there are several things falling into this category, and am sad to say that they are good things that I feel I should try to make more room for.
First up is spending quality time in meditation with God. Iain, my husband graduates in 2012 and is hopefully going to find a church who would like him to minister. I know that God has a plan for us and wants to share in this time, so I really need to put aside a sacred time to spend with Him each day.
In comparison to this though, Iain and I are finding time to meet with friends, which I am so thankful for as friendship is important to us.
Last year was easier as my role at school was different, I was only teaching dance. Whereas this year I have my own class again, and as nice as it is to be with a nice bunch of kids who you have the privilege to see develop in their characters and learning, boy oh boy it does consume so much more of my time.
This academic year is going well but there is still some way to go in terms of my own efficiency and work-life-balance.
In run up to Christmas as things in the classroom begin to slow down, mostly due to the fact that once glitter, tinsel and Santa begin to make appearances, the children begin to go a little loopy! Now rather than just sit back and relax, I've tried to make the most of this opportunity to get as much done as possible for when we return in January - therefore no work over the Christmas holidays - yippee!!!
It will be a good break in which hopefully I will adopt some habits that will take themselves into the new year.
I hope you have some quality time to do the things you love over Christmas.