This post is from contributor, Kirsten Joy
Sometimes the days go by so fast. Zooming. When all your days are perpetually the same, one day bleeds into the next and before you know it a week has gone by. A month. A year.
This is our third year homeschooling and it seems so crazy to think that when we first started this journey my boys were barely 5 and 7. Now my oldest has begun to count down the years until he gets his driver’s license (inspired by watching many Nascar races with his grandfather). I am so not ready for this. I just want to freeze-frame this moment and keep it here forever.
For the first time since we started, I am really beginning to relax into a homeschooling life and have stopped worrying that what I am doing is not enough. I’ve begun to rest in my ability and my children’s innate interests and passions to guide this journey. We’re letting our hearts lead our homeschool.
And this heart-leading has freed me to press into the moment instead of rushing to the next. It has prompted me to start trusting my potential as a teacher instead of always second-guessing my technique every time I hear about a new approach. Living from this peace has caused me to cherish every moment in my now without forfeiting the joy of it because I am uncertain about tomorrow.
Yes. We are done rushing. Done racing and finally giving in to free. Freedom comes when you can let go.
Have you had that moment when you truly relaxed into a homeschooling life? Stop rushing and start resting. Let your heart lead the way.
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