Day 1 of Homeschool

Day 1 of Homeschool. Reflections on this day: 1. Excited to see how this goes 2. Scared out of my mind 3. Hope I have the right lesson plans and haven’t over-scheduled, or possibly under-prepared 4. Praying I can keep running my business properly, respond to all the needs, emails, and continue to create, all while teaching the young lady beside me in my office the essentials of elementary school life I just pulled her from 5. Reading scriptures, setting goals and understanding her interests for what to learn, the assigned novels, and the writing assignment together was magical 6. Eating lunch, smiling, laughing, holding hands, hugging – this is amazing 7. 2 business calls, 20 emails responded to, all while setting up my daughter’s online business of sewing and cooking treats 8. Listening to her shriek with joy as she progressed rapidly at learning typing on the keyboard 9. Dropping her off at Math tutor – I’m not touching that subject with an x+y=Daddy has no idea, sorry kids 10. Stopping at Maverik for a celebratory treat in accomplishing our first homeschool day. Yes, my friends, for those of you that have followed my hopes and dreams, today was
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3 Speaker Tips: How to Follow on Stage Marie Osmond & Olivia Newton-John

  Recently I had the horrific job of following on stage two legends of music, Marie Osmond & Olivia Newton-John, who were busy singing a duet to a media heavy audience. Backstage I could see everyone looking at me as if to say, “And what do you think you’re going to do to follow this?”  It was almost a dare from the AV team and other performers waiting to see how I could go on stage after two of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and beloved performers of all-time. Having been a performer and speaker for over 15 years this kind of thing is where I thrive.  I don’t want to sound cocky, however I have ultimate confidence in my ability to follow anything, and it makes me better to have to follow the best.  So I welcomed the challenge, and in all honesty, had no idea what I should do.  But that doesn’t mean I’m not completely unprepared – as a Speaker I have 25 different directions I can take the next story, point, or piece – I just have to know how to use what has just happened to my advantage. So I’ll take you to the moment. Everyone
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