What have I done?
So…I’m trying to come out of my shell and say ‘yes’ to things I would normally run away from. It’s been an interesting experiment that has worked out well for the most part. I’m being more social and learning to be more comfortable around people I don’t know all that well. It’s kind of a “fake it ’til you make it” deal.
Well, I’m really putting it to the test now. I’ve agreed to give a workshop on lapbooking at our state homeschooling convention. I’m really not an expert in the field. I mean, I’ve made some. But that’s about as far as my expertise goes. Oh, I guess I did give a little class to our homeschool group a couple of years ago, but I had a co-presenter then who was much better at it than I was.
Anyway, I’ve decided to look at it as a ministry. Before I started my first lapbook with the kids, I wanted somebody to just show me what they were, how they worked, what kinds of things you can put in them. They really are a lot of fun! So I’m just looking at this as a little gathering where I can show interested parents how to do them. I’ll try to ignore the fact that I’ll have a mic on and will be recorded and put on a cd…ugh. At least I found my notes and list of links from my previous foray into this speaking thing so I have a place to start from.
If anybody wants to loan me their completed lapbooks to use as examples come June, please let me know! I think a wide variety of examples to look at will be the best way of showing what can be done. Also…pray for me!! This is so far outside my comfort zone, I can’t even tell you. Either I’m making progress with the whole ‘yes’ thing, or I’ve completely lost my mind. Or maybe a little of both!