This year has already been quite the challenge with what seems like an endless amount of work on my part to get ready for our move overseas. But you know, I find solace in sharing with you my biggest challenges to homeschooling right now.
There are some things I am real private about in my family just because I have real kids who I know will grow up one day. (Just in case you didn’t know that, I had to let you know.) Other things though like my struggles while homeschooling, I’m not so shy about. I find that when I share them that I am so not alone in how I feel.
Too, I really like to find the humor and positive in any situation if I can. I do that best by openly admitting when I feel defeated at times and then guess what? Weird person that I am, it all starts getting better because then I don’t feel it can get any worse. Then, I can look for the positive and laughter.
My struggle is that when I don’t have routine in the house, I almost get fixated on fixing other things. Like today, I know that we had to have these floor men we hired to buff out our floors as one of the last things before we sale our house.
But even with no furniture in the house and a house full of working men, I wanted to press on to our homeschool schedule.
Am I nuts? Insane, I am telling you.
Then after they left and we put back just enough furniture to show the house to potential buyers, I had a royal meltdown. (Texas lingo for great big pity party.)
No more school table, no more piano, no more big bookshelf, I am just down to what I call “tub homeschooling”. Most of my items that I am keeping or using right now are all now reduced to tubs.
I can say my biggest challenge right now is thinking I can keep everything the same in our routine while we have one of the biggest changes we have ever made in our homeschooling adventure coming up.
It’s Only What You Do That Matters
Reflecting on the past in a positive way when we have made big changes that affect my homeschooling helps me to stay fired up too and keep focused.
When I was pregnant with Tiny and so sick that I couldn’t even get up from the couch, I stuck one Barney movie after the next in the TV (VHS tape, yep I am old, okay not real ancient though) one day for Mr. Senior 2013 and Mr. Awesome.
That time passed quickly!
Meeting this challenge of moving has left me with mixed feelings. Some days, I am so giddy I can hardly breathe thinking about our upcoming adventure in South America and then some days I have the normal uneasiness that comes with such a big change.
I am determined to stay positive because we are so close!
Your turn to share.
What challenge are you facing right now? Is it a transition into high school? Or are you beginning your adventure to homeschool? Are you pondering a move to a new curriculum?
Hugs and love ya,
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