I heard John Mayer’s song “Daughters” on the radio today. I’ve heard this song many times before, but today actually listened and paid attention to the lyrics.
These days, I find myself starting to shift gears. I’m trying to tidy up loose ends and I’m preparing to go on maternity leave. It’s going to be quite a shift for me. I thrive on a certain amount of stress (the good kind) and I love going to work. I will still have a project or two on the go. I plan on continuing to co-moderate #fslchat and I have a TLLP project starting up this Summer.
And what will become of this blog? It’s inspired by my work with teachers, fellow coaches, admin and students. I might have to hit the pause button and start another that’s more focused on family for a little bit. I would like to keep writing, but I might be a bit too sleep deprived for a bit.
Perhaps this blog is part of that transition.
I have two daughters ages 6 and 8. People’s reactions when they hear that we’re having another girl have been interesting. Many pity my husband, whom they assume was hoping for a last try at a boy. But in all honesty, we’ve just been hoping for a healthy baby.
I’m looking forward to going on class trips and concerts that take place during the school day that I have missed out on until now. For the next year, I’m going to enjoy catching more moments like these. It’s a picture of my husband and my daughter reading a chapter of Harry Potter together tonight before supper. The song I heard today and specifically the line “So fathers, be good to your daughters” and this picture just matched.
Next year will be about new rhythms. For me, a slower rhythm. At times possibly even more chaotic and less predictable rhythms. It will be about turning down the volume on certain parts of my current life so that I can focus on others.
It will be about my husband and I being good for our daughters.