- life were different.
- we made more money.
- I had more time to myself.
- I wasn't homeschooling.
- the kids were still in school.
- I had a career.
- I were a better mom, wife, person.
- my family, husband, kids were more ...
If by itself can be a dreaming word, a thinking ahead word. But, it can also lead to disappointment when the ifs don't come to fruition. I try to avoid the ifs and especially the if onlys.
But today the Homeschool Crew is discussing what our dream job would be IF we weren't homeschooling. I'm not saying "if only".
I'm not sure how to answer that. I never had ONE dream job. I had a series of careers I considered, and all either involved caring for children in some way (teacher, social worker, mother, children's pastor) or being artistic (singer, writer, artist, designer). Taken from that perspective, I have my dream job. I am caring for children daily, and I am using my creative abilities in my own home. I get to work with other children through church ministries, as well.
But, the question is what if you weren't homeschooling. I guess the one big dream that has carried on through all my other career dreams, into motherhood and homeschooling, is to be a writer. Of course, every writer dreams of publishing a book. Maybe someday I'll write a book. For now, I just write here on my blog.
And thankfully, this isn't a dream that I have to give up while homeschooling. I could still be a writer AND a homeschool mom, IF I were more organized and brave. Maybe someday ...