It’s common to need to change course once in awhile in life – sometimes there are roadblocks, sometimes it’s because we change where we want to go, and sometimes it’s just on a whim. A few weeks ago our family stood at a crossroad and needed to make a decision on which path to take next. Because of health issues, that I am really not yet ready to talk about, we needed to decide between our old method of schooling and a new one. We decided to go with a new one and give homeschooling a try.
Our New Adventure | Homeschooling
School starts in just a few days. Eek! I cannot say that I’m not nervous. I’m very nervous! This is a lot of pressure. What if I mess it up? As you can tell, I’m a big ball of confusion and worry right now. However, in my heart I think that this is the best decision for our family – so we will do what we need to do to make it work.
This isn’t the first time we’ve stood at a crossroad as a family and needed to make a difficult decision. Life is full of them. However, if there is one thing I’ve learned thus far it’s that we need to follow our hearts. Usually, I know what we need to do and what is right for us, but often THAT path looks scarier or is unknown. Change is hard! From past experience, though, the only time a decision has been a total disaster is when I didn’t choose the path I felt compelled to because of fear. It seems that fear always wants to keep me away from the good stuff in life. Sometimes it does a darn good job at it too!
But to calm your worry or hesitation for us, we didn’t make this decision on a whim like many of our other decisions. This one took a lot of consideration. We weighed all of our options and as a family came up with a plan. We’ve decided that we’re going to go for it – all hands in! We’ve also got the support of those around us – so here we go. No looking back – not even a little.
Even though I am nervous about our next leg of life’s’ journey, I am also super excited. I’m excited to see what this brings for our family. Plus, it’s an adventure and you know how we like those!
How the Kids Are Taking It
It seems to me that the kids are excited about our new adventure. I think in the beginning their biggest concern was that they still wanted to go back to school shopping. So we did that. We went to the store and bought some of the things we will need to make our home a good school environment. We bought notebooks for writing our thoughts in, pencils, pens – all the regular stuff. That seemed to make things better and it definitely put us in the mood to begin the school year.
Are you a homeschooling family? We’d love to hear from you! What should I be doing to prepare? Is there one piece of advice you can offer us to help us start our new journey out on the right foot? Tell us in the comments.