During the 1800s, many settlers traveled west from the East Coast in covered, horse-drawn wagons. At night, or when threatened during the day, the wagons would stop moving and form a closed circle with the most vulnerable people and animals at the center. This created a better defense against attacks, predators, and other threats.
Sounds like what most families have been doing for the past year, doesn’t it? When we perceive a threat to our families, we turn inward so that we can better protect those we love. We circle the wagons.
But… by definition, a circle of wagons is stationary. It creates a bubble of safety, but it doesn’t get anyone closer to the destination. Once the danger of this pandemic is passed (and that timing will vary from family to family), how do we begin to move forward again?
I encourage you to be intentional about how you choose to spend your summer. A break from school is a great time to evaluate and refine family goals and start taking steps toward achieving them again. This article has excellent information and tips for doing just that: https://empoweredhomes.org/resource/five-tips-for-pursuing-family-goals/