We have been back at it for a couple of weeks now.
I can honestly say that as I begin my 4th year of homeschooling, this is the first time I have felt confident and non-anxious about school.
If you are new to homeschool I want to just give you a shout out to KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON! I was a wreck for the first two years. I compared myself to every other homeschool mom I talked to. I compared my kids to every other homeschool kid I saw. I battled discouragement and self-doubt. I sat online every Monday searching for jobs and for private schools.
Think you’re not smart enough? Nonsense.
Think you’re not patient enough? Breathe, smile and count to 10.
Think you are not organized enough? We are all in process.
I remind myself everyday that I have been given a gift, three to be exact. I finally stopped fighting my own insecurities, and started celebrating my strengths. I finally took my eyes off of what everyone else is doing, and turned my heart toward what is right for us.
Back to school: Back to simplicity. Back to focus. Back to schedule. Back to one day at a time, one morning at a time. Back to one breath at a time.