A blog about homeschooling? Really?
When I first started homeschooling I remember doing countless hours of research on the internet. It never really occurred to me that I was visiting blog after blog written by people just like me. I must have come across a site that talked about making money from home through blogging, then just filed it into the recesses of my brain. Thinking to myself it was too much to take on right now, maybe later.
Well later is here. As most of you have experienced or will experience or maybe never will, I’m just generalizing here, but homeschooling can get lonely. Yes, even with your keiki surrounding you, it can get lonely. I’m also kinda stir crazy by nature. I love new adventures and also enjoy learning new things. Which is partly what led me to blogging.
How I got bit by the blog bug….
I was cruising the world wide web, checking out how else to work from home. Homeschooling requires that I work from home because it fits into our lifestyle. I currently work for the USDA as an Enumerator, however it doesn’t feed my creative side. Yes, in addition to being semi-stir-crazy, I have a creative side.
After visiting numerous sites and of course doing research I decided to try blogging. It looked like fun, I could help others with their homeschooling, and utilize my creative side. But most importantly I could do if from home (or anywhere for that matter). I also find it gives me an outlet to (hopefully) connect with others. My mom used to call me her Social-butterfly when I was young. I loved to talk and make friends. The talking part got me in trouble when in class, but I guess that was part of my journey to who I am today.
My adventure thus far into the blog world….
First, a word of caution for anyone thinking they can blog. Yes, you can! However, unless you already poses the necessary skills and know how I would advise on educating yourself first before jumping off the deep end into the blogging pool.
I’m glad I did. It has made this adventure so much easier. Mind you I still have a ton more to learn, but I’m thankful to have the basic skills that have given me the confidence to persevere on my journey.
In my three years going on four years of homeschooling the one thing I’ve learned is that as a homeschooling Mama I need to remain in tune to my children’s educational needs. This entails keeping abreast of a variety of things. Basically a lot of reading; on and off line, which is something I do; not just out of necessity but because I enjoy it as well.
Now that I have a blog I have the joy of sharing the things I’m learning to help others. Until next time! Aloha and Blessings! ~ From my blog in Hawai’i!!