I can’t believe we are already done with Winter Break. This year has passed much faster in many ways than I expected. I assumed that it would seem slower instead it has just been very intense and very fast.  It has definitely been a lot of work, much more than I can even articulate, but it’s been good work. I can actually look back and measure my daughter’s progress. I can tell she’s learning. I can actually watch her learn, and that in itself is wonderous.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, her self-confidence and her assuredness about herself has continued to grow. We definitely had a plateau after the first 8 weeks or so, but even still there has been continued progress. My daughter is still showing a great deal of motivation for school work, which I was legitimately concerned that may significantly drop off after the “fun” of home schooling wore off, but thus far she’s continued to be motivated, most days.

I however, and beginning to struggle a bit. Attempting to run a business and home school her is beginning to seem unmanageable, and while I’m committed to sticking out the year for her, we have begun to explore other options.

In an ideal world I would be able to run my business and be able to be there for her, but I’m realizing more and more that realistically I’m going to have to choose, and that has been a deep struggle for me. It’s one of the reasons I’ve taken a break from posting. I haven’t really known what to say. I’m still not sure what lies ahead for us, but at least for now, we’ve agreed to explore all options.

-CM

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