One thing I like about storybooks is that, when you finish a story, there’s a fresh one waiting for you. You just have to turn the page. Sometimes, when my kids ask me to read another one, I tell them that they have to go to bed. Other times, I indulge them with “just one more.” Either way, there’s another story waiting.
Life is like that, too. When we end one stage in our lives, all we have to do is turn the page and another begins.
Yesterday was my last day teaching in public school. I’ve really enjoyed my job, so it was difficult to think of that chapter ending. But today it is time for a new story to begin. I am preparing to return to homeschooling, after taking five years off. I am going to teach at a local cottage school two days a week. And I’m getting serious about my own business, A+ Educational Solutions, which provides tutoring, educational testing, homeschool curriculum consulting, and lesson planning. As part of A+ Educational Solutions, I’m beginning Jubilee Academy, a cottage school for Grades 1-6 that will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-2:30, in Crestwood, KY for the 2013-14 school year. I’ve located the spot where I plan for Jubilee Academy to meet, and it’s a wonderful location. I will finalize it in the next couple of weeks, and then announce it. I’m very excited about the opportunity to continue to teach classes while I homeschool my own kids. I’m also preparing to promote A+ Educational Solutions and Jubilee Academy at a couple of local homeschool events–the HFHG Curriculum Swap and possibly the CHEK Convention. After that, I’m going to have an open house for Jubilee Academy, probably in mid-June.
I’m excited to see what God is going to do in my story as I turn the page from one great chapter to another.