Perhaps you are wondering where in the world I came up with the title for this blog. Or maybe you clicked over here to find out a bit more about me. I think explaining the title will adequately answer both questions. Since I'm a bit of a rambler, I'll begin with the backstory.
I've been blogging off and on since 2008. I started blogging to document my journey into Montessori education after teaching special education in a public school setting for many years. I developed quite a following of readers on my Montessori blog, which was one of the first blogs devoted entirely to Montessori education. Around the same time I started the Montessori blog, I decided to start a blog to document my family life at the time. That blog still exists and you can find it HERE. In 2011, I decided to leave my Montessori job and homeschool my two young sons. At that time, I started a new blog to document our journey into homeschooling. You can read that blog HERE. To make a bit of extra money after quitting my full-time teaching job, I started an Etsy shop and making handmade items to sell. I also started offering piano lessons, Kindermusik, and after-school and summer enrichment classes for children. I created two new blogs to highlight those activities.......you can find those blogs HERE and HERE.
For quite a while I wasn't writing much on any blog, but recently I've wanted to start blogging again. At this point in my life, however, I don't want to just write about homeschooling or Montessori education or any one specific topic. Personally, I have a wide variety of interests which change periodically. I would like to have the freedom to share my rambling thoughts and ideas in one place without the pressure of trying to make them fit an existing blog. As I have thought about starting a new blog, I realized that what I really want out of this new space in the blogosphere is a place where I can document my eclectic interests and beliefs and my eccentricities. To be sure that those words accurately describe what I want to do here, I decided to look up the definitions of each word.
Eclectic: (adj.) deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources
Eccentric: (adj.) unconventional and slightly strange
After looking up these definitions I thought, "Yep, that pretty much sums it up." So I made up a new word, "Ecleccentricity", which combined these two adjectives and there you have it! I had to think a bit to figure out how to spell this word, but I realized that since I made it up, I can spell it how I want!!
So, if you are still reading this, please know that when you visit me here, you can expect to find posts as varied as "How to Bring Macrame Back" or "Hay-Time Switchel" or "What I Found Under the Couch Cushions Last Night". If that sounds intriguing, exciting or interesting at all, please come back and stay awhile. You never know what you'll find!!