I am truly inspired by my daughter. She will dance, hop, skip, sing, hum through stores as we shop without a care in the world, definitely not concerned what anyone thinks. She's totally committed to being free and natural and making everyone around her laugh. It's moments like those that I am especially grateful to be homeschooling her, and to be working from home to make it happen.
I feel like I am reschooling myself, continually undoing my own schooling as Maia and I learn together. Seeing the world through her eyes, when I have the courage to, is bringing me to the cliff of life where I like to live. I love to dangle my feet over the edge and feel the openness, the vastness, and the danger of being right there about to fall or fly. Either way I'm learning. I'm realizing as I got older and made mistakes I did grab for the training wheels at times. My excuse, being a single mom. I have to be really cautious, always take my time with things. But without risk there is not really any learning. I'm not saying I take no risks. But in certain aspects of my life I am being reminded to open up and learn on the spot. Life is saying to me, pay attention. Get moving.
So at 34 I am going back to school, and I know in my heart it will not only push me forward and inspire me but challenge my daughter too. This is life, going for it, having fun with everything you do. I can't wait. I start my Masters in Creative Writing in one week. What a blessing.