Written by Sheila Petruccelli of Sure as the World
The last time I wrote a guest post for Simple Homeschool, I wrote about setting an intention to start the new year. I touched on our current year’s theme of “setting sail” and briefly mentioned our arrival in “unchartered waters.”
Unfortunately, that was only the beginning of the story. Shortly after that post was published, we found ourselves completely shipwrecked.
I have homeschooled my boys from the beginning, and I am very well acquainted with the ups and downs of living and learning under the same roof — all day, every day. I know there are good years and not-so-good years.
But this … this was different. Nothing was working.
When I could catch my breath, get quiet and be honest with myself, I had to acknowledge the dread I felt in the pit of my stomach every morning.
Somewhere along the line, I had lost my joy.