After months of prayer and much discussion, my husband and I made the decision to homeschool our daughters for this school year. Once we finalized our plans a few weeks ago, we got busy ordering curriculum, reorienting the playroom into more of a school room, and generally preparing ourselves for this new phase of life.
It feels like most of the major decisions have been made and we are all very excited about beginning this adventure! I think “adventure” is an appropriate word for this undertaking; the first definition I found for that word is “an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.” So I anticipate homeschooling will be – unusual some days, hazardous on others, and all told, an exciting experience for our family.
While I won’t turn this into a homeschooling blog, I will share some of the things that happen on this journey. Through other blogs, I am finding a wonderful homeschooling community online. I look forward to learning from them, as well as from “real-life” friends who are already on this path. For now, we’ve committed to one year of homeschooling and will simply wait and see how the months ahead of us unfold.
Next Monday, August 22nd, will be our first day of school. For those of you who are veteran homeschoolers, feel free to share any wisdom you’ve gained from your experience.
Let the adventure begin!