A walk can do the soul a lot of good. It is one of my best ways to calm down. To refresh, literally to breathe in some different (hopefully) cleaner air. To clear my mind. To pray and talk with HIM. I need that alone time.
I am an introvert…I get my energy from doing things on my own. I enjoy people and love to be around them. But I can’t do it all the time. I have to make space for myself to re-energize.
I am in need of some of that space. This is the hardest part of homeschooling. As I talked with my mom and some homeschooling friends yesterday I realized 1) I have brought this on myself by not setting aside time and by giving into the demands of those around me and 2) my recent meltdowns have a lot to do with my own perceptions and expectations.
Now…that being said there are some things that my kids especially need to get done. On a daily basis. By themselves. Thinking on their own.
I have allowed them to make me think for them.
So I am going to take a walk. No dog, no kids, no spouse, no friends. Not alone…but with God. I am going to confess to Him what I have done and what I have left undone. I am going to take the time to really talk to Jesus and refocus, revitalize, re-energize. I have a feeling that will help. I’ll come back to them ready to walk with them each and every day.
And that is why I will turn to Jesus and walk with Him all of my days.