What is Planner Boot Camp?

 

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I’ve procrastinated long enough…for better AND worse, you are hereby invited to join us for the 3rd Annual Planner Boot Camp!

So here is a brief summary of what this is all about.

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Learning to Roll With What Comes

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“The people and circumstances around me do not make me what I am, they reveal who I am” Laura Schlessinger

I am sitting on a suitcase wearing the hand-knit burgundy poncho my grandmother made for me. At the best of my 2nd grade ability I packed by myself, for myself, anticipating a weekend with the one man in my life, who was becoming more a stranger as the days went on. First the move from our home, then the change of schools, then the weekend visits- which were dwindling from occasional to once in a while. I can’t recall exactly what I packed inside the suitcase, but my Mrs. Beasley doll was by my side. I know I’ve repressed a lot of the pain wrapped in these memories, of the step-father who promised to pick me up each Friday only, to face the reality that he wasn’t showing up again. My mother shuffled me back in the house and into the world of my Barbies I’d go. I remember the tension in the air. The unspoken hostility. Children sense the anger of adults, but perceive all as somehow their own fault.

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On Reading, Lists and Playdates

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Finding time to read is important to me. I am not the fastest reader, I tend to languidly go along. reading and re-reading what is significant to me. Some books encourage this, others don’t- but the one I am reading now, by Laura Boggess invites it wholeheartedly. Playdates with God: Having a childlike Faith in a grown-up World is like recess to my elementary school heart. Who wants recess to end, right?

Only,  as we make our way through Middle School’s awkwardness and hurry through the High School years, we discover that life has changed us from free-spirited children to “responsible adults” when we were hardly aware. In a blink we leave behind childish things, and soon find our days full. Full of worries, obligations, workdays and endless lists. Lists of who we need to be, what we need to do and all the stuff that wearies a soul into numbness. But nonetheless. the stuff we believe life requires.

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My Planner Perspective in One Picture

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Today begins a journey, a quest in time, one might say. Or better still an exercise in relating to time. So I offer just this image I took this morning as I set at my desk, contemplating the day ahead. The one verse resonating to me being Psalm 90:12.

The Bible is there too, I just was grabbing the pretty colors for this snapshot.

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