The part of my life that hasn't been all rosy has to do with feeling fearful and anxious as I undertake my big, scary, audacious goals. Part of me thinks, "Why pursue something that makes you feel that way? Why not do something more relaxing and easy?" Reading my friend's blog about her own quest to face down her fears has been really inspiring.
It's also hard to be in a new city (I swear Austin's traffic is way more frustrating than Houston's--how is that possible?). I've been really pushing myself to meet new friends (hi, Monja and Todd!) to rebuild the connections I left behind in Houston.
The pocket neighborhood idea is progressing, but the real estate piece has been tricky and slow.
All in all, things are definitely on the up and up. I found an acceptable daycare for Henry, which means our lives are about to significantly shift. Matt will take Henry every morning, which means I will have a huge chunk of uninterrupted time to schedule meetings and work. In April, I will start my part-time job as the Director of Operations and Compliance for a new charter school in East Austin. I've been working in that capacity since the fall, but I'll start getting paid in April and consistently dedicating 20 hours a week. I'll also be part of a regular professional community again, which is hugely exciting to me!
Let's check in and see how I did on my monthly intentions:
So, March, you are upon us already. Hello! And welcome! I need to go back to my yearly goals in order to establish my monthly goals:
- Complete the Vision and Business Plan for Magnolia Montessori For All
- Pull together a Montessori design team to help revise the charter application
- Present at a Texas Montessori conference
- Get business cards designed and printed
- Finish our taxes
- Change our address for everything (including license)
- Completely finish unpacking the house
- Run at least four times a week
Today on 2000 Dollar Wedding: Read the book update!