Happy New Year To All You From Miniature Masterminds
I woke up this morning in a new year. It’s such an odd feeling to wake up and realize that now I’m going to have to remember that every time I write the date it will be wrong for about two months. Usually about this time in the new year we are all planning all the things we are going to do differently this year. How we are going to lose weight, declutter, organize better… I’m not going to do that this year. I’m not going to make any fresh resolutions. They don’t last because they are born out of this feeling of a fresh start each beginning year brings and quickly the fresh feeling ends taking it with it all those plans. It’s like when I wake up each morning planning on doing all the things on my to do list but by lunch I’m just happy to successfully check off one thing. Instead I’m going to continue on with life as I have been working toward goals I have been working on. Not that there is anything wrong with resolutions, they just don’t work for me.
So even though I’m not planning on setting any new goals in my personal life, I do plan on doing things differently around here. I’ve stepped back a lot to take care of life and family. I plan on being more present moving forward into 2019. I plan on sharing more of our home school journey, all the joys and struggles. I’m going to be honest because I know that sometimes we all get frustrated and we should know that is completely normal. Every one of us has questioned our decision at one time or another. That usually happens to me on those days when I have to separate the children in fear that by the end of the day I will be either down a child or out of a house. I see the question pop up in my home school group support all the time about if it’s normal to want to quit or question if you made the right choice. I would be the first to say… yes it is. How often I have to talk myself down from the school ledge is quite embarrassing actually. I’m going to be honest and tell it like it is, home school is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life and that statement has nothing to do with the curriculum. Un-medicated natural child birth was a piece of cake in comparison to getting a 6 year old to cooperate and do what needs to be done. I have so much respect for classroom teachers and day care teachers! You all are my heroes!
I truly feel that home school is the best decision for my family. GOD has called me to home school since the day they were born and it took a lot of work and 4 terrible school years (mostly for my son and related to bullying) to convince my husband. I know that this is where we are supposed to be and that is the hands down honest truth, all though, at times I have to stop myself and pray that I have the strength to carry on. I pray for patience, knowledge, and guidance. I pray my children don’t grow to resent all those perceived missed opportunities. I pray my children find friends that relate to them and they find a connection. I pray they make goals for their lives and work toward those goals. I pray that I can be a good example, mother, and teacher.
I wanted to say Happy New Year and as usual I went off topic. I suppose that is a little of the old me coming back. I am going to enjoy bring back life to my blog and I hope you all do as well.