Happy Monday! I hope you and yours are well and happy today. We’re hanging in there. Thank you to those who said they were praying for us after my request for prayers last week. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t accomplish anything on my list last week. I was busy all week from sun up to sun down but with other things so my goals (which were honestly more of the “fun” category) were pushed aside. There seems to be so much going on all the time. We live a pretty simple life and with all the other “stuff” going on in the world, it seems to make things much more full than usual.
Is anyone else shocked that it is almost the middle of July? Last year we started homeschooling year around so we should be in the thick of it right now and we’re not. I don’t even want to think about schooling until September, but I know we have to get started. We worked so hard to build momentum last summer and autumn in certain areas and now we’re losing it. I don’t mean to keep harping on this, but we’re weary. I’m simply not sure how to jump start things in a way that will work for all three of us. I’m trying to find the balance between being responsible and being careful with our mental/emotional health.
I’m sure I’m not the only homeschool mom trying to navigate this struggle. Some homeschool moms have said they and their children do better with structure and so they are getting started as soon as possible. We’re the opposite. Doing schoolwork is something we have to work to fit into our life because we all have a million other things that we could be doing. (And would rather be doing. Ahem.)
So my goal for this week is only one thing.
Goal 1 – Figure out our homeschooling for the coming months. A rough plan for the year, including when to actually start. A weekly plan. A daily plan. A curriculum plan. And so on. If I accomplish nothing else this week I will be perfectly happy. This is hanging over my head and it’s exhausting.
What is going on in your world this week? What are you hoping to work on around your home?
Artwork: “Girl with Two Kittens” by Albert Anker