"When the river of change flows into your life it can be very frightening, It can bring up all our resistance and fear of the unknown."
Change is important, stagnant water is not healthy
I started my homeschool journey 12 years ago. I never intended to homeschool. I never even knew a single person who homeschooled but that is just where my journey led me. There were many set backs and the journey was hard but by the time I was 3 years in I new my goal would be to get my first born in college by 14.
At age 14 my son who never knew another teacher besides me started full time at the University near our city.21,000 students wandering the campus and my 14 year old was one of them, it was a terrifying and proud moment.
My son is thriving, he is 16 now, sophomore in college with a 3.8 GPA and working part time.
2 years ago we won an outdated 1970's house on 15 acres during a house auction. It all happened so fast we were not ready to move nor did we think it would be sold for under 300k. 30 days from the moment we raised our auction card number that won our house and we were scrambling to make it livable enough to move in and get our other house ready to rent. We would not be able to float two mortgages for too long.Neither house was ready to move in or out.
We have been on an incredible journey for 2 years trying to juggle work on the house, work on the land, the out buildings, the farm animals, homeschooling, maintaining the office building we own and running a company. Setbacks came and went and everything takes 3x longer than we expected
I have too many things to juggle and I realize that I am only giving a small percent of my time to each one just scratching the surface ...........not getting anywhere..... treading water in rough seas.
I found a school that is project based and most like homeschooling than any other school I have seen, I spent the day there observing while my kids participated.. I realized that day that my half ass version of homeschooling was about what this school does. No one is getting to college early that way. So I decided that if I enrolled them they would at least be getting the amount of education that I have been giving them for the last 2 years while freeing up more time for me to get things done at the house/farm. I can catch them up and get them ready for college later if that is the journey we decide on.
They are enrolled and start Jan.4. these were very hard papers to sign, again I felt like I was signing FAILURE on the documents.I failed them.
Papabird has been trying to convince me to use a weekly house cleaning service: I have been resistant. So for Christmas he bought me a year of weekly service forcing me to use it. This was a hard gift to accept because it felt like I was receiving the gift of FAILURE.
Sailing down my river. Maybe this school will be temporary, maybe it will be permanent. When I started homeschooling I only planned too do it for one year I did it for 12!
I am a strong believer in the journey and that people, things and situations come into your life for a reason. For now I am asking my children and myself to give it a try for the rest of the year. then in June we will re evaluate and see where to go from there.