For me, it is hard to imagine that it has been a year. Although, when I think about this time last year and the stress we were under-I can believe it has been a year. We are in such a different place. We have learned so much about the world around us and each other. I also realize how much more there is out there for us to experience.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the past year in my new role-even with the craziness that comes with it. My house is always a wreck. There is almost always laundry that needs to be folded. Every week, at least once, I lose my mind due to the constant noise in the house. I realize now how much more I should have appreciated nap time! I miss my friends tremendously!!!
On the flip side, I do not feel the stress of always being late to be somewhere. I get to see my children learning and living. I see my children grow in front of my eyes. We are experiencing new things daily. I am meeting some wonderful and amazing people as are my children. I am learning to be more patient and to appreciate nature in a way I never did before. I realize even more how important yoga is to my life. I am reading the classics (check out my previous post of dyslexia) and loving them.
I knew that homeschooling was the best option for my children. I felt it calling us. I did not, however, expect homeschooling to be the best option for myself. I did not realize all of the benefits that I would experience from it also. (Although, sometimes I do question this. As I am writing, my boys are trying to convince me to light a fire in the back yard so that they can cook over an open flame. I am assuming that this is in thanks to my friends over a Latta….smile). I have opened a new chapter in my life and I am loving it. I always thought that my passion would remain in pediatric physical therapy. I was wrong. I still enjoy being a therapist and all that I learned. However, I believe that I have found a new passion in my children and helping them to discover the power of having a passion in their lives.