The new year always brings great aspirations with it.
The food we eat looks a little healthier, workouts become more regular, reading lists get longer. We use our journey around the sun as a natural way to mark time and make changes - it just feels right to a lot of us.
For me, I want to spend my time more intentionally. I want to focus on several things that I care a whole lot about, and then invest my energy in THOSE things. In the past, I've felt much like a squirrel that can't remember where I buried my acorns; if someone were to examine my trail of unfocused effort, the tracks would just go in circles.
This year, I want to be a coyote.
Have you ever seen coyote tracks? If you are ever outside here at Fontenelle Forest when there is snow or mud on the ground, you'll see them, and I guarantee you'll notice how focused their trail of tracks is. No turning, no circling, just straight lines, pursuing an end goal. I want to do just that: figure out what I want to focus on, and then ignore distractions.
Even if you weren't planning on setting huge goals or making big changes with the onset of the new year, I encourage you to evaluate the direction you're headed with your child. Without purpose, our day-to-day actions just end up being full of scurrying, leaving us dizzy and forgetful by the end of the week. Choose to be intentional about a focus for yourself and your child.
Join us at Hands-on-Habitat
Obviously, I think spending time in nature should be a focus, and hey, you might as well learn more about animal tracks while you're at it! Bring your young child to Hands-on-Habitat, for starters, and find an animal that YOU want to emulate!
Our next session is on Friday, January 20th from 9:30-11:00 am. We'll be outside looking at tracks at some points of our morning together, so bring some extra mittens or a hat to put on while we're outside. There will also be some art projects, stories, and hands-on learning. something for every interest!
It will be a great time of exploration and learning - perfect for starting the year intentionally immersing your child in the natural world. Register now at parentsavvy.com/forest see you there!