When I first looked up homeschooling back in the beginning, every blog talked about creating a homeschool mission statements. Even naming your homeschool.
To be honestly I really thought this was a great idea, but I didn’t take it too seriously the first year in. The second year as Lilly began to start doing more and I bought my very first planner I jotted down a few notes one night with my husband. It was a great night dreaming big for your kids future .
To be even more honest… I never looked at it again…
…Until this last month. Almost two year later.
When I came to the point of feeling so overwhelmed that my brain couldn’t think anymore. I may even be suffering from a little burnout. (Which is a talk for another day.) None the less when you’re a homeschooler and can’t think, you start to wonder why you even started this homeschooling thing to begin with?
Can you answer what your why is for homeschooling? Have you named your homeschool?
I couldn’t remember all of my mission statement till I began to look what I had wrote down.
This page is not fancy, but it does remind me of the night my husband and I took the time to dream of our kids education and the childhood we wanted to cultivate for them.
We picked 2 Timothy 3:14-15 to be the heart of our education mission for our kids;
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV
At first I didn’t take creating a mission statement seriously and it might not be for everyone, but looking back I am so glad I have this messy page to look back on. I may frame it one day, it is such a great memory I have talking with my husband that night.
It has also truly helped me refocus for the up coming school year.
So, if you don’t have a mission statement for your homeschool I so encourage you to do so. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just jot some notes/goals down on a piece of paper that you won’t loose.
I encouraged you to start thinking of your ultimate goals you have for your children. Dream Big! From there think of little goals you can do to accomplish that big goal.
From there go even smaller. You may laugh, but it’s so easy to get burnt out in homeschool life that as moms we need little victories along the way. If you come up with a small list that you can check maybe, daily, weekly, or even monthly of accomplishments.
Then have some fun and put a name to your homeschool. We landed on:
Vinyard Christian Academy.
I would love to hear if you have named your homeschool and what your why is behind your homeschool.