This year has been a crazy year for our family Lots of transitions, lots of changes. There is no difference in sight either. My husband returns home in a few months, we will immediately move to a new location, new job for him, our second daughter will prepare to head to college- the list goes on and on.
In an effort to maintain my sanity, I have been evaluating and reevaluating my life. I know that some changes need to be made. It is either that or a mid-life crisis, which, quite frankly, I do not particularly have time for. Anyone relate?
So step one is this-
I am stepping down from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Schoolhouse Review Crew (I have 4 reviews left!) and stepping into a paid position for them as Product Manager. If I knew how to, I would insert jumping up and down emoticons here! I am so honored to be asked to be a part of this team and can't wait to get started in November. If you are a homeschooler and are not familiar with the Schoolhouse Review Crew you need to be! Just saying! Applications for the 2016 year will be opening up soon.
While I will not be personally writing reviews of all the fabulous products we see each year, I will be helping get them into the hands of the almost 200 reviewers the Crew consists of so they can do that for you. Most of my work will be behind-the-scenes stuff you will never be aware of, but it will allow me to still be eyes and ears into the homeschool community and new products, while freeing up my writing time.
Which brings me to this.
Yes, this blog will still be around for a while. I started it solely so I could review homeschool products but what I found in the process is that I love writing. OK, maybe I just love rambling to whomever will listen, but you get the point.
What does this mean for you? A little more Michele and family and a little less reviewing. Hope you will hang with us while we transition!
We will continue to do a few independent reviews so I can continue to offer you a few giveaways here and there, but know that each one will be prayerfully chosen. I want to make the most of my time here with you all and not waste a moment that God has given me!
So here's to new journeys and new beginnings. And no mid-life crisis!