Written by Caitlin Curley of My Little Poppies
So there is this thing that happens when you homeschool, but it doesn’t happen right away.
At least, it didn’t for me.
You see, I’m one of the unexpected homeschoolers. I landed here swiftly and without warning and it took a good long while for me to adjust to our new normal.
But, eventually, it starts to happen.
At first, it’s subtle.
Maybe you ease up on your planning or your record keeping.
Maybe you stop relentlessly crossing off all those to-dos in your mind.
Maybe you even lighten up on yourself and concede that you’re doing a pretty good job at this homeschooling thing, most of the time.
After a little while, during a moment of clarity, you see that you have relaxed into homeschooling. You have, for the most part, shaken off the public school mindset. You’ve learned firsthand that school and learning are two entirely different things and one can exist without the other.
You’ve realized that learning happens all the time when you relax and let it.
And, boy, does that feel good. Because it gives you permission to take everything down a notch or two and just breathe.