That’s not a typo! I think New Year’s Revolutions is a far better paradigm for what I typically resolve to accomplish in the twinkle of one year to the next. A revolution means turning, circling from one thing to another. Forget the resolutions because I am already adept at spinning my way from point A to M to Z! In fact, I flitted merrily throughout 2017 and will most likely continue! What a relief, knowing I am set for 2018.
For the current school year, I happily revolved through 6th grade math, ELA, science, social studies, and economics! Whee! I admit that sometimes I felt like teaching was me desperately spinning plates, trying to keep all of them from falling. But in my heart, I loved the constant stimulation and creativity!
I have revolved through SO many books this past year (three yesterday!) and will most likely continue in 2018. I read just like I eat, greedily and wolflike. Yum!
My primary revolution in 2017 was change through grace. I am so grateful for every God-given reminder of selfishness, vanity, seeking approval of others, and pride. I am spinning from grace to grace as Jesus works in my heart to complete the good work He has begun! My dearest teaching widower is Jesus-with-skin-on, arms of love and patience and yet more grace.
Thank you, dear readers, for following my revolutions. I will flitter my way through 2018, maybe picking up some of the threads I almost posted in 2017. My list of unfinished drafts keeps growing, but hey, I am happily spinning along.
Happy New Year’s Revolutions to you!