Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Life After Homeschooling

In the end of spring last year, I went through a time of reassessing my life.  Having been a homeschooling stay at home mom for over 20 years, I was seeing the fruits of my labor come to a close.  Two of my four 'students' had graduated, another was right around the corner, and the fourth within 4 more years.  It really took a lot of introspection as I wrestled with what to do with the rest of my life. I'm only 43, and to some young pups out there it may seem old but it really is not.  I still have a lot let in life to do, and Lord willing I'll have time to do it! ;o) 

As I thought about what the next stage of my life would be, I was drawn into the presence of God like never before.  He graciously and lovingly revealed to me part of His plan for me. The plan that I always envisioned was heading back to college to finish my degree in education.  The plan that He had for me was different.  If you follow this blog at all, you know that I am currently enrolled as a college student and Liberty University Online. My major is Christian Counseling, but I think I'm going to change it to Psychology with a minor in Christian Counseling.  

That decision led to another door opening, one that I have been praying for but did not expect to open so soon. A couple of months ago I was hired as the Client Service Director for a local Care Net facility. I volunteered there for almost 2 years, so this was a natural progression. I can honestly say that I love my job! If someone told me last spring that this is where I be, less a year later I wouldn't of believed them. God is good! He knows what He has called us to and He knows how to get us there. 

I share this only to let other homeschool mothers know, there is life after homeschooling! :o)  Your life will look different then mine, and that's okay! I'm not totally done homeschooling, but yet God has opened other avenues along with that. Yes, it is hard at times. Yes, I'm very busy. Yes, I get little sleep. The greatest thing is that I know I'm exactly where God wants me to be. It certainly is an exciting time! :o)

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