Day 17 No Filter Selfie 30 Day Challenge - Power of Self Acceptance - Making Learning Fun
Learning for me has never been an enjoyable process, there was always an emphasis on reaching a grade that would classify me as successful or smart enough. Watching my older sister and seeing her get in trouble for not doing so well, fear kicked in for me as I never wanted to do wrong or get told off. So I linked learning with getting a good grade, pleasing my parents and they will love me for that. So through high school I would chase a grade, compare myself and compete but I don't really remember ever learning anything. After finishing school up until 2 years ago I absolutely hated learning, it would stir up old emotions of not being good enough so I would avoid it.
For the past 3 years I had been contemplating whether or not to homeschool my own kids. The desire to do it was there but the fear of not being smart enough stopped me. What is crazy is that learning/growth is my second highest value. So this year I faced my fear, made the choice to homeschool my kids and have learnt so much about how I learn and how my kids learn.
To watch them accomplish things in their own time and to see them acknowledge themselves is priceless, to link learning with enjoyment and patience is even better.
Today I was super tired so we went to the park, laid in the sun, then got into doing some writing and reading. It was so magical and a true gift to have this opportunity, to guide my children to shine in their light and to not be afraid to give things a go.
To my 3 blessings, may you always thrive to know more, to question everything and to be open to learn. You are my miracles.