The History of a Western Civ Class

His pencil poked my knee. I wrote “Hi” on his notebook. He wrote something back on mine. We sat near the front of the lecture hall but were far enough back that we could easily get away with flirting during class. I’m ashamed to say I did not do very well in that class. I was much to preoccupied with the newness of college and finding my place to care about the history of Western Civilization. My twitterpated heart persuaded my brain to squander the some $1400 that class was probably worth.

Yes, I was foolish and immature, but it was all in the name of young love. I suppose it was a small price to pay for growing a successful relationship with my future husband. Still, if I had my wits about me, I know I could have done better in that class. In hindsight… we should not have sat next to each other.

Western Civilization – a class that covered all of history from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern day Americas (or so I think, I had to ask my man what he remembered because it wouldn’t matter if he was twitterpated or not; he remembers just about everything). The professor was a bit intimidating too. Like I said, I was a twitterpated 18 year old freshmen in college. I just wanted to take a class with my boyfriend.

Using Classical Conversations as homeschool curriculum has been a welcomed refresher for me in the education spectrum. I almost think I’ve been needing it more than my kids. I appreciate and engage with history so much more with a less twitterpated more mature adult brain and wish I had paid more attention when I was in school.

Thankfully, I know how to study, I know how to read, and I know a lot of really fun CC history songs. So I am re-learning more each day! All of this history is crucial for me right now because of a certain project I am working on. But I am going to tease you and not say what it is yet. Can you guess?

This creative hiatus is going really well. I am developing a plan of action for when my social media break ends and I am actually looking forward to getting back on, but in a more healthy way.

I’ve been thinking about my creative goals and my love for creativity and it causes me to pause and think of God. He created us, he created the complex world in six days, he continues to create new people and who knows what else! God’s creativity is endless. Since we are made in His image, that drive for creating reflects the Father. Creating draws me closer to God. It gives me joy to think that I am this little creation that also makes even littler creations and God delights in it all because it reflects His character.

I am looking forward to sharing my next blog post with you. I promise I will finally tell you what I’ve been working on lately.

In the meantime, if you haven’t read my little series on the Enneagram (post 1; post 2) I would love to have your feedback.

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