This episode is an excerpt of an hour-long live video chat between Amy Roberts and Mystie Winckler in 2016.
- Amy's blog, Raising Arrows
- Amy's Instagram, Amy Raising Arrows
- Large Family Homeschooling eBook
- It's Not a Season I'm In
- Table Chores
Amy: I had someone tell me that when this season is over you can do x, y, z. And I just found that extremely discouraging because I have been in this season for 18 years, and I probably have another 18 or more left, so telling me this is just a season was sort of discouraging. I felt I was never going to get past this season.
I really needed to see this a journey or a voyage, where I'm on it and living it right now. Instead of waiting to start my life, this is my life.
Mystie: Even just realizing the metaphor you've been told or have been using is becoming a source of discouragement and finding a way to change that metaphor is key. It matters a lot and can help that mindset, attitude shift, a lot.
So what does planning look like for you?
Amy: It has looked different over the years. For a long time I was able to do our homeschooling planning every Sunday night. I would sit down and plan through the next week. I'm not a long-range planner. I do a little bit at a time, about a week at a time. And some things we have on auto-pilot, so it's never really planned in our homeschool.
Amy then explains her Traveler's Journal planner method
Amy: I'm simply writing down what we've done. If I write down what we've done, I'm way more productive.
Amy then shares her current routine, how it's changed, and what runs on auto-pilot in her home.