Keeping Busy With Small Steps

The Homeschooling Doctor logoI’m studying here now for my medical board recertification exam and teaching anatomy and physiology to our homeschool group’s middle and high schoolers.  I kept thinking I’d get a post typed, but reality is telling me I won’t be writing much until those things are wrapped up in mid-November.  Thanks for reading, and I can’t wait to write more on fats, slow transit, getting started on a food journey, another butyrate post, and more!

I wish you joy, peace, and contentment with what you have or what you don’t have, where you must go, or if you must stay, where you must stay.  Be brave and bold to do what must be done.  When life seems confusing, take small steps, always moving toward your goal.  Then, if you never stop taking those small steps, you will succeed.  Grand, sweeping efforts seem appealing and lovely, and are at times needed, but usually it’s our small steps that change our lives most and longest.

I look forward to writing again here as soon as possible, and I’m still fielding comments and questions as they come in here.  So, if you think of one, I’m still game to answer it!  And it doesn’t have to be “on the right post.”  They all come into the same in-box to the same person.  Take care.

Terri

20 thoughts on “Keeping Busy With Small Steps

  1. Tim

    If any of the kids you teach show a big interest in biology, technology, and computers, steer them towards a career in bioinformatics. I’m working on a post about the bioinformatics of gut bacteria, really interesting stuff! Wish I would have known about this when I was younger.

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Hmm. I have one in mind who seems like this would be right up his alley. Sometimes the kids actually do ask about careers. We should have a career day for them (thinking aloud–sorry). I’m glad you like bioinformatics. I don’t think I would, but it would definitely help me to understand everything better. I hope you are doing super well! Good here!

      Terri

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  2. Lindsay

    Hope your nose doesn’t get sore from paying out of it 😉

    You know I’m feeling your pain on a smaller scale. Of all the things we have to do, I think the “studying” ones are by far the most difficult to accomplish. Requires too much singular focus!

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      “Hope your nose doesn’t get sore from paying out of it…” This makes me think of something extraneous (kind of). I grew up on a farm. My dad had hogs before the price of them went south. The hogs had rings in their noses to help control them (their rooting, them rooting till their noses hurt, to help subdue them as the ring made their noses more sensitive). So I guess I’m comparing myself to that hog with a ring in my nose and my board/academy being the farmer controlling me. Okay. I’ll stop. At least Dad’s hogs had freedom outside in the lot. Just like I do. 🙂 LOL!

      Studying with kids is hard. Gives me such admiration for those classmates who went back after they started families. MAN!

      Signing off now…

      Terri

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  3. andthreetogo

    Good luck on the exams, but even more important, good luck with the teens. Hahaha. I obviously haven’t been reading enough of my favorite blogs (meaning yours of course!) and am a bit behind. I will be here waiting for you when you come back. 🙂

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Hahaha! You’re right! The teens are a bit more stressful actually than the boards! (I wonder how goofy they really find me…are they bored or just hungry?.. I could bring them a snack, but maybe we have an allergy…LOL!)

      It is very hard to keep up with our blogging friends. Always dear to heart even if life doesn’t allow us to read every post or even every week! And I know where you’re at! And your email!

      It’s Friday today! Yeah! Enjoy!

      Terri

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  4. myjourneythrume

    Good luck Terri! With the exams and balancing study, teaching and family! I had actually thought to myself the other day I hadn’t seen a post from you for a while and hoped all was okay. Life is hectic, hope you’re managing to find a few seconds of calm every so often!

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Yep! This is why! Just a couple extra things takes up any blogging time! The baby has reached the age, too, where much more time is required for her! (Well, mostly cleaning up after her!) But all is good, thankfully!

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