Monday, June 6, 2011

Living The Trivium!

You've heard me talking a lot about change lately.  New season, new people, new curriculum, new homeschool opportunities, new doubts, new insecurities, new learning curves.

I'm going from being comfortable. (Almost apathetically so) to being completely uncomfortable.

Who am I?  Who are you?  What am I doing here?  Why are you doing that? 

Can you think of a situation in your life where you can relate?

It very much reminds me of when I began homeschooling.  I left a nursing career and stopped qualification for my shiny new Mary Kay automobile to do something that seemed weird and different.  My friends and family thought I had lost my mind. (That's still up in the air)

What I realized this past week is that I am once again starting something new that is totally different. I have to begin at the beginning, and learn all the new rules, new idea's, new suggestions.  (In Classical Education that would be called the, "Grammar" stage)

After 13 years of homeschooling I am learning a new way of educating my children.  I so enjoyed being a unit study mama and I would not trade those memories for anything, but I'm ready grow and learn more.  It makes me dependent upon the Lord and reminds me how much I need Jesus.

I am looking forward to walking into a community that has their plan all laid out.  I get to come in and follow their schedule while adding my own creativity and idea's.

The past couple of years I have felt a hunger for change but had no idea what that meant.  I felt as though I was becoming apathetic at times about things I value deeply.  I had become too comfortable.  It was dulling down my sharpness for the Kingdom, for my homeschool, for life in general.  

I was going through the motions but they were not always connecting with my heart.

But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!- Rev 3:16

I cried out to the Lord and He heard me.  I am excited about learning something new and how it is going to benefit my children.  I am thrilled about our new community as I get to engage and meet new faces, new friends, new families.  

 I am looking forward to and already praying for those moms and their children who will be in my class.  My heart is to love them In Jesus Name!  I look forward to sharing our educational experiences as we travel this wonderful road of Classical Conversations together!

"I am about to do something new, Mary.
      See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
   I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
      I will create rivers in the dry wasteland."-- Isaiah 43:19



  1. It took me quite some time to realize that I could weave into the classical method all the things that we enjoyed that weren't a part of the structure(nature studies, unit studies, lots of art and science that was hands-on). That's why I now say I'm "classically eclectic"! I also figured out that the classical method can swell and expand to include these other things, if you make the time.

  2. Thank you for this feedback Brenda! I am looking forward to learning these basics so I can figure out how to expand and swell the classical method to include those other things. You are so full of encouragement and idea's! XOXO

  3. Geez I could have written this post. Change is good.. repeat...
    Thankful to be on this journey with such amazing Christ centered women as yourself! Excited to see His plan unfold.

  4. Me too, sweet friend! It's gonna be a GREAT year!