Here ya go!
I’m going to let the truth out of the bag.
The down right REAL UGLY TRUTH!
If you have been homeschooling for any amount of time you know that there is NO SUCH THING as homeschooling and having a balanced life.
Yea…no one wants to admit it.
For a homeschooling veteran like myself we are suppose to HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER and APPEAR PERFECT!!
Well let me tell you a thing or two!!
It’s not possible!
The reality is, “When you are striving for something life will get out of balance for a while.”
And that “while” just depends on how long you plan on homeschooling.
And what are you striving for?
Home educating your children. 🙂
And know what else?
You are going to HAVE TO learn how to have peace in living an UNBALANCED life for a period of time.
What am I talking about?
*clean house……out of balance
*plenty of sleep…..out of balance
*being the sole educator…..out of balance
*perfectly staying on top of all the required paperwork in a homeschool year….out of balance
*cooking hot meals every night for dinner….out of balance
*date nights with your spouse….out of balance
*keeping your laundry room basket emptied…..out of balance
*exercising…..out of balance
*not being the human vacuum at lunch time when your kids don’t eat all of their food….out of balance
*washing your van/car—-regularly…..out of balance
*building a business…..out of balance
*getting through a complete curriculum in a year…..out of balance
*having daily quite time (prayer, reading the Bible, journaling)…..out of balance
*showering every day….out of balance
*getting dressed every day……out of balance
*children looking decent every day for homeschool – Ha! …..out of balance
*going to the hair dresser…..out of balance
*grocery shopping….out of balance
*balancing your checkbook….out of balance
*brushing you teeth — Yeah, sometimes…..out of balance
*posting blog posts……out of balance
OMGeee!! The list goes on.
It is IMPOSSIBLE to keep all of the above things in BALANCE all at the same time!!
It’s not going to happen.
Just because you can’t keep ALL OF THIS STUFF IN BALANCE doesn’t mean you are a failure.
It means you are human with A LIFE!!
A LIFE that’s not PERFECT!!
Homeschooling Mom…..Homeschooling Dad….breathe.
Embrace the out of balance-ness that you live in and balance what you can.
When you can!
The magic comes when you can find peace, joy, contentment and SUCCESSful goodness in the UNBALANCE!!
However, if you try to keep all of those things in BALANCE…..you WILL have a hectic, stressful, defeated, unhappy life!
With all that said….I encourage you towards embracing the UNBALANCED LIFE.
Homeschooling and Balanced Life is like oil and water. The two don’t mix!
There….I said it. 🙂
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Serving You and Yours,
Angela Jordan Perry,
Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, entrepreneur, mad’am farmer, Toastmaster and follower of Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.