New Year's Resolutions- homeschool style

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By Kim Jaworski, Homeschool Resource Specialist

New Year’s resolutions- homeschool style!

New year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. Here’s an idea for homeschoolers. Resolve to try something new each month for a year. A new food, a new hobby, a new activity, a new game, a new experience. It doesn’t have to be all laid out on January first. But before each month wraps up, you must have tried something new. As a family, or challenge each family member individually. Whatever works for you.

We all too easily fall into patterns and habits. These form blinders that keep us locked into the same old routine. By making a resolution to try new things, you will start to intentionally seek out new experiences and broaden your world.  Write the message on your fridge, or on your bathroom mirror – wherever you will see it often. “TRY NEW THINGS”. You could even keep a journal of just entries about your new experiences each month. You’ll have amazing things to talk about in next year’s Christmas letter!

Here are some ideas to get you thinking: Snowshoeing at a state park, kayaking, a cooking class, a book club at your library, take up knitting, try a pottery class, Fencing lessons (check your community ed catalog!), volunteer somewhere new- a local food shelf, a nursing home, an animal shelter, grow a butterfly garden, go to the farmer’s market and try a new vegetable, watch a cooking show or pick up a cookbook at the library and try a new recipe. Whatever you choose – it will be a new adventure! Happy New Year- Happy New You!