I can’t believe that it has been almost 4 months since my last post.
Many changes have taken place. I would say one of the biggest is that I have a homeschooler entering into the public high school world. While my youngest will remain homeschooled, I now have a foot in both worlds. I have always allowed my children to have their own experience in life. That ability was discovered when my son was 7 years old and I had the chance to meet and talk with Sandra Dodd. She is a “spokesperson” for the Unschooling movement. ( http://sandradodd.com) It was at this time the arguing that I was experiencing with my son was getting to be a daily ritual. I knew that was NOT what I wanted my relationship with my kids to be about. I wanted to connect with them. I wanted to be their rock, their safety net. I became aware to not be so caught up in what they were learning from a book, what society said they MUST know, but more aware of what they were experiencing in life, and if they were getting out of it what they needed.
Fast forward 7 years, my son is at a point in his life that he feels high school will be a good experience for him. I had much trepidation in the beginning. But had to go back to the time 7 years ago and remember it is about his experience, not mine. Being that this is his choice, I believe he will make the most of it. I support him and will always be that person he can fall back on if needed.
I am also excited for my daughter and I to have this one on one time to start our own groove. It is a different flow as she has a totally different personality. I am looking forward to doing some fun outings and trips that may have otherwise not been so fun with a teenager in tow that would prefer not to be there.
Sometimes life can throw things our way. While we are in those moments, we may feel we can’t handle the changes. But, through much adversity we can overcome…. if we choose too.
With so many changes in our lives, the last one for me personally was the launch of my new meditative painting business called, ” Paint…in the Moment “. ( http://www.paintinthemoment.com)
After going through a difficult period in my life, I turned to art to heal. First poetry, and later painting. I was amazed at how easily I was able to tap into my creative side and even more amazed at how much it helped me to let go of my emotional baggage and move forward.
From there, “Paint…in the Moment” was born.
I will be sure to update on the changes and how they are all working for us.
I hope you’re all having an enjoyable summer, and please feel free to share your comments or thoughts below.