January 7, 2015

Hello 2015!

Oh, a new year, a chance to reflect on the past year.  What worked?  What didn't work?  What changes do we need to make?  Do we need changes?  How are we doing with our goals?  Do we need new goals?  What about our resolutions for the year? Oh, the questions can go on endlessly.

As we look ahead, I feel my heart being torn into different directions.  My children, my family are always at the center of my life.  As my oldest keeps getting older (what's up with that?  I keep telling her to stay the same age!), my thoughts change rapidly.  Is homeschooling still best?  (Yes, for us, definitely!)  Is the path we are on still the correct path?  (Who the heck knows?)

I think the key to successful homeschooling is flexibility!  Be flexible, go with the flow, follow the path but don't be surprised when the path changes.  The road to life is full of curves, embrace them -- each one.  And, don't be afraid to take the road less traveled by... Thank you, Robert Frost, thank you. :)

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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