Sunday, October 8, 2017

Five Minute October: Truth


When I started out on this "Five minutes a day" thing, I didn't think it would be so difficult.  I knew the hardest part was getting started, but having a daily topic to focus on should have made it easy.  But sometimes, I spend half an hour trying to figure out what I want to say for those five minutes.

I was talking to another blogging friend about how it's coming time for Homeschool Review Crew applications, and how torn I am. The Crew has been a huge blessing to us, especially as we have entered stages of homeschooling unexpectedly.  But the truth is it's getting harder to keep up with the blogging requirements.  When I first started blogging, Jude was in preschool, so we had lots of crafts and daily activities to share. As he's gotten older, we still have things to share but not as much.  While Luke was in high school, he was a co-writer here.  Matthew doesn't enjoy writing as much, so he tends to go in a different direction with reports, and oral discussions don't make for exciting blogging.  Plus, as the kids get older and school days become longer and more involved, by the end of the day, I'm just done in.  Part of me says, "It's one blog post a week. It's not that huge a commitment." But some weeks just go by so fast, and I think "Wait!  I had a Wordless Wednesday idea, how did we get to Saturday already?"

I promised myself at the beginning of 2017 that when I blogged, I was not going to worry about statistics and page views and longer, and write from my heart.  So, for better or worse, you're getting the unvarnished truth today. I don't know if I'm going to re-apply or not. I want to say, "Of course, I'll do it, because I love it," but I just don't know what's left in the tank.

PS. If you're interested in being part of the Crew, check out the requirements here.  Like I said, they're relatively simple and the support of other homeschoolers is great.  Maybe I'll see you there next year!

Click here to read the entire series:  Five Minute October

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