Written by Kara Anderson of Quill and Camera
Recently, someone referred to me as a “homeschool veteran.”
I told my hair stylist about it and she responded with open-mouthed shock:
“Girrrrl!” she said. “They were basically calling you old.”
And then she tried some different things with my part and started talking about doing something fun with color. I think my hair stylist’s answer to any perceived insult about aging is “more layers.”
Now the thing is, this person wasn’t calling me old. She wasn’t insulting me at all, actually – just the opposite. She was lending me a bit of credibility, telling people that I have experience.
We just started our seventh year of learning at home.
So I totally know what I’m doing.
Because the thing is, I just don’t always feel like a veteran.
Homeschooling still feels overwhelming for me sometimes. We change paths periodically. Just when we find a plan that works, something shifts, and I’m on the hunt for ideas again.
Maybe that’s how you feel too?
Or maybe you’re just starting out – this is your first year, and you’re wondering if your mother-in-law, your judgy neighbor or the random lady at the park is right – maybe you aren’t competent enough to do this.
Maybe you made a huge mistake. (Hint: You probably didn’t.)
Today I want to share some tips for growing your confidence when you feel a little shaky.