As you may have noticed there's something different about my blog. And if you've clicked any of the menu items you'll see that that my whole site has changed. I finally built a new site after many, many years. It's long over-due and I'm ridiculously giddy about it!! And….my branding. MY BRANDING has changed! Yes, finally I have something that's fresh, new and ME! And as nerdy as this sounds, I love the inner workings of my site. Everything is streamlined for ease, effectiveness and efficiencies. I had more of a paper system before and now it's all electronic. Why am I so excited about that? It makes it easier and more informative for me AND my clients. yay!! Also, I have a place designed to posting the mentoring that I offer as well as upcoming workshops. This page will be updated frequently, so be sure to check it out. Also, I have some collaborations coming up that I'm excited to announce so stay tuned!
Also…school started yesterday. Completely bitter-sweet. I was so excited and nervous for Ty and Brielle - it's emotionally exhausting. Tyler started 6th grade and feels pretty excited to have a locker this year. And it's right next to his best friend's locker. Yay! The girl who's smitten with him wanted him to bring a picture of himself so she could hang it in her locker so she can see him everyday (wow, that's deep lol). And Brielle started the 4th grade at her new school. She was feeling the nervous but held it together. We drove to school excited and talkative about how they thought the first day would be. When we approached Brielle's school she asked if I could walk her in…but we were in car line and before I knew it, a sweet lady took Brielle by the hand and told her she'd make sure she was comfortable on her first day. Other parents were walking their kids in, so I parked and ran up to the school. The administrative staff welcomed me and all said that Brielle looked happy. How did they know Brielle was mine? I didn't care, I loved it and was reassured. I ran to the playground and looked around nervously…then I spotted my little girl. She was standing with 2 other girls and another mom. All of the girls were new and in the 4th grade. They must've all looked a little lost, so they grouped together…so glad they did. She hugged me and thanked me for coming to see her.
When I picked up Brielle, she gave me two thumbs up and said the day was wonderful. She started her homework in the car. One of the questions that came up in her homework was, 'which subject are you most looking forward to?' She instantly started writing. I asked what subject, she said 'Spanich because I can speak the language when we go to Mexico each year.' So stinking you. Mind you, she's NEVER taken Spanish and only knows a handful of words from her days of watching 'Dora'. I love her. Tyler asked me if he could stay at school for an hour and a half to hang out with his friends. To me, that's a great day! Hope the rest of the year is amazing for them. And for all of you with kids going back to school. I know as a parent it's not easy sending your kids back (well sometimes you're ready for summer to end and routines to start again). It's a huge milestone.
You can see Brielle's nerves in the photo below. I'm so proud of both of them!