In Search of Motivation
Usually by this time of year, my research is nearing the end and I am ready to start ordering materials. This year is quite different. I've shelved everything and my excitement is lacking. Perhaps the thought of planning a new school year is making you feel overwhelmed too. If this be the case then join me in the search for motivation.
He has given me these wonderful children to spend my days enjoying and loving them. He has entrusted me to provide them with guidance that will one day lead to glorious eternity. I can't let Him down.
I want them to be excited about school and enjoy learning. I want them to see our future days as an adventure that leads them to exploration and discovery of their abilities and talents. I can't let them down.
He doesn't question my choices and is totally supportive. He puts full trust in that our children will be well educated and gives me plenty of love to make it happen. I can't let him down.
I know why I started homeschooling in the first place. I have totally embraced this lifestyle and feel that it rewards me beyond my expectations. I don't want that to stop. I can't let myself down.
So now I encourage you to make your own list if you are looking for that motivation. Why are you homeschooling? It doesn't have to be a long list but a quality one. I need to remember that even when I don't feel like moving forward there are many reasons why I should do it anyways.
I know once I get started reviewing and researching that my excitement will begin to grow again.
I know some days I won't want to even look at materials.
I know in the end it will get done because of the reasons listed above.
I don't know how long it will take me to accomplish.
This will be a learning experience for myself and my kids. Doing something good and right even when it isn't easy will be the first lesson for the next school year!