have started back to school. For the first time
since I started homeschooling I didn't feel that
pull to hurry up and get started.
We've been gently easing into the transition
from our summer rhythm into our autumn rhythm.
One of the things I'm doing to help with that is to
spruce up our nature table which has been sadly
neglected with the busy~ness of summer activities.
Because we're in the southern US things haven't started
taking on any of the autumn colors but we'll gradually bring
that in with some leaf print flags we made last year and watch
carefully for signs that Mama Gaia is changing her gown.
One thing I've learned about homeschooling is I can set a
pace that is nourishing and sustainable for my son. Though
my inner critic tells me how much more I 'should' be doing to 'make' my son learn, my intuition tells me cramming information into him and hoping most of it sticks isn't the best way for me
to encourage him to develop a love of learning.
Goddess knows I have education horror stories. I hope to
spare my son those.
As a mama business owner, I look around at people who
inspire me and see how they are able to create products and services at a pace that leaves me feeling dizzy. My inner critic tells me of how I 'should' be doing this business building more quickly than I am.
For me these 'should' carries ride a cresting feeling of inadequacy
because there is absolutely nothing wrong with going at a
pace that nourishes and sustains me. As I learn better ways
of doing things in my business, it naturally shifts me into a higher
I wish to learn to create my business the way I create homeschool; at a pace that nourishes and sustains me while giving me the flexibility and freedom to homeschooling my son in a nourishing and sustainable way.