Apparently today is 2 years since I set up this blog, this is the one I have stuck at for the longest as blogging always felt unnatural for me to begin with, and I’d forget to post and eventually end up deleting said blogs simple because I didn’t see the point in keeping it if I wasn’t… ‘Ya know’… actually going to WRITE anything!
A couple of years ago, a couple of days after I set up my blog and fired up by the politics that seem to relentlessly come up in the home educating community I posted “The problem with ‘If it only saves one’ “. I also decided that it didn’t matter how much I wrote, or how often. What matters is the content and whether it matches my beliefs and opinions which are constantly evolving. Sharing my journey with small has been an obvious perk, but that’s where the title of the post comes in.
I share the good side of home educating, more often than the negative side. That’s partly because there’s more good than bad, but it’s also because while home educating isn’t all Sunshine, rainbows and unicorn farts the good side is what makes the harder times more bearable and easier to deal with. It helps me see that what may be tough now, will pass and will become even more beautiful than before. Looking back at my blog and seeing just how far we’ve come is amazing, and is what keeps me going and writing.
When all the complicated stuff is put to one side, what we’re left with is something absolutely wonderful. A child who is full of wonder, asks me & his dad more questions in a minute than we could ever answer all at once because he doesn’t pause for breath and wants his answer NOW. A child who is loving, kind, stubborn and stroppy all at the same time. A child who knows how much he’s loved, and knows how to love in return. Who isn’t afraid to show how he feels, is confident to say no and question if he doesn’t agree with what you say. A child who has the freedom to fully enjoy his childhood, make his own mistakes and learn to make his own decisions. What I share on my blog, is only a very small part of our journey as I do not share everything we’ve done or are planning to do.
When all’s said and done, it’s something you can’t put a price on and while I try to balance my blog to show it’s not all sunshine, rainbows and unicorns farts. While I try to show that yes home educators have their own worries too.