Life has been really crazy-busy for me this school year. It reflects mightily here on the blog, my posting has been pretty scattered.
My scattered days are leaving me a bit frazzled, and also leaves all the duties and cares in my life undone, half-done, forgotten, late and/or messy.
And yet, or maybe because of all this, I find myself yearning for a change in our homeschooling, back to our more Charlotte Mason/ art-centered learning. I yearn for more order, more rhythm, more purpose.
A few years ago, searching for the how of rhythm -to- my day- (yes it's a re-occurring theme for me) I looked a bit into Waldorf homeschooling, but could only find books that seemed to center on young children- and also there are some parts of Waldorf that I don't feel are compatible with my faith-another post, perhaps.
So, here I am a few years later, on the same restless search for order/rhythm...and I found some really wonderful/beautiful/inspiring Waldorf blogs. The wheels in my brain are already turning with lesson ideas, art ideas... Here's the thing though: So many of my days are crazy/busy that I don't have time to plan, don't have time to gather craft supplies.
The paradox: I want to make some changes in our learning days..but I don't have time to plan changes in our learning day.
The next few weeks on this blog will hopefully follow changes we make- changes I will try to make...I am reminded of a quote from The Karate Kid: "there is no try, there is only do".
Do any of you struggle with being inspired to try something new, explore a new learning philosophy but find yourself too busy to research and plan? Frustrating? Yes.
What new things are you exploring lately?