You are the right person for the job
A mom wrote:
We never feel like we are doing enough, yet at the end of each day, we are exhausted from doing too much.
Do you know that feeling?
That is a crazy-making feeling right there. We are perennially worried that we are not accomplishing enough toward our children’s educations, yet each day is overpowering in its demands on our emotions, time, and mental energy.
This is where you have to rally on behalf of your self.
If you are exhausted and spent, it is because you have used an extraordinary amount of energy toward managing your home and your children with an intention to educate all day!
You can’t do more than that!
Can you channel your energies toward more productive uses? Perhaps. Some days, for sure. Some days, NO WAY.
that output is working secretly, invisibly, on behalf of your children.
your worry is evidence of your profound love and devotion to your children.
your neuroses will drive you to bettering your homeschool little by little, year by year, and that will be enough.
one day, you will be at the end, you will know that it is right to be finished, and it will be time to do something else.
For now, lean into home education and trust yourself. You are the right person for the job. Your kids are lucky that you are their mother. You bring unique gifts to them. Identify them. Celebrate them. Stop looking at your deficiencies. Blaze a different path—the one that is right for your family.
Your homeschool should look like you and your family…and no one else’s.
Oh boy did this hit the mark for me!
“You can’t do more than that!” was my favorite sentence…why do I always forget that? There is a finite limit to our energy. We can’t give the proverbial 110% percent because it doesn’t exist!
This helped me relax and remember that what I do is good enough for our situation…”I am the right person for this job” for my family.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel like this was written for me. I really appreciate the encouragement.