One thing that I’ve really gained through homeschooling is a love of learning. I wasted time in school and wanted to be anywhere else, but while homeschooling, I came to appreciate the opportunity to grow and learn, to explore the wonders of the world around us and to delve into the intricacies of our own bodies through the study of human anatomy.
I didn’t realize what a wonderful education I myself would receive through homeschooling. It has become one of the great pleasures of my life. Finally, the rules of grammar are beginning to make sense to me! I am more comfortable with math concepts than the day I graduated, and I absolutely love studying world history chronologically with my children as we tie in as many historical novels as possible.
I had considered taking some distance courses for myself over the years, but I didn’t feel like I would have the time to devote to studies. Recently though, I heard of a doula course (a doula is a labour assistant. More about that in another post.) It could be completed in 4-6 months at 10 hrs a week or up to 3 years if needed. I love pregnancy and childbirth and this course seemed like something that could fit into my life. Well, I jumped at the opportunity and enrolled in the course.
My love of learning has served me well and I’ve been delighting in the opportunity to delve so intensively into a topic that I find so interesting. Because of my intense interest, I found that I was able to complete the course (except for attending two births) in only two months and I’m not ready to be done. So, just last night I registered for an online 30 month midwifery course! I don’t know if I will ever be able to be a midwife here. The regulations are complicated in Canada, but studying this topic can only help me to be a better doula and I am so thankful to be able to continue to study and learn. Learning is a privilege, one I do not want to take for granted.
So now you know why my blog has been suffering over the past couple months! Balance is needed as I try to prioritize my life. I’m working on it.