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.


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