I’ve been planning. Planning and planning, and then doing some more planning. I have lists and post-its everywhere, and my Pinterest might just explode.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love to plan things. I probably love planning even more than doing sometimes. Research, lists, problem solving, coming up with ideas… ahhh, I love it. But we are talking MAJOR life change here. I have to get this right, or at least heading in the right direction.
This is what we have so far.
- We will start homeschooling this fall. The kids will finish out this school year in their public school.
- We will be purchasing a camper so that we can hit the road for learning.
- We have most of our curriculum for the first couple of years already picked out.
- I plan on blogging about our experiences.
- The whole family is excited and nervous, and ready to start.
I closed my hair salon in October so that I could focus on the kids. We only get one life, I want it to count. I want them to know that they count. I lost my mother when I was 29, I understand how precious every day is. I plan on spending my days with those I love, preparing them for life in the best way that I can. I can do hair anywhere, anytime.
My next step is to scale back our little farm. Right now we have a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats, chickens, ducks, three miniature horses, one mammoth donkey and a pony with an attitude. Initially, we will sell the donkey, pony, the ducks and one of the mini horses. I will also scale back the chickens.
The search for the right camper has started. We are between a pop-up, which would be light to pull; a small travel trailer or a class c motor home. We have a large crew, so we need room to sleep and room to move. I’m leaning towards pop-up, but no decisions have been made yet.
I haven’t sent my letter of intent to the school district yet, but I’m working on it. I’ll probably wait until the end of the school year. I want to make sure that I have everything prepared first. If you are planning on doing this, I recommend checking with your state requirements. I found great information here.
My hope is that our blog will not only serve as a memory book for our kids, but also as a way to help other families that want to start an epic journey of their own.