This is a series of posts all about my transition from homeschooler, mother and homemaker to a post-child raising career.
Included in this list of posts is information about Second Bloom, which is a series of conversations with eight different women about their personal transition from homemaking, caregiving, child-raising, and in most cases homeschooling, to midlife careers and vocations.
What can we learn from each other as we cross the threshold of full time mother, homemaker and homeschooler into second half of life careers? What secrets can we glean from someone else's story? What wisdom or insight can we apply to our own life and situation?
Read and listen to the interviews to find out!
December 2, 2020
About 2 years ago, 18 months before the end of our family's homeschool journey, I started to get serious about figuring out what I would do when I retired from homeschooling.
October 29, 2020
For the first time in our marriage, I've been figuring out a vision for my vocational future, on my own, and not related to family life. I've been finding my own spiritual support communities. And I've been solo-adventuring. I think they're all related.
February 17, 2020
It seems I've lost my confidence in my myself as my kids have grown older. A confidence I need to re-discover as I leave the nest, post-homeschooling.
October 3, 2019
What can I learn from the stories of other women's journeys across the threshold of full time mother, homemaker and homeschooler into second half of life careers? What secrets might I glean? What wisdom or insight might I be able to apply to my own life and situation?
February 14, 2019
Following the trail of curiosity was good for the past season. A season of healing and recovery. It was all I could give. But now I'm ready to actively chart this process. I am thinking about where I want to be in ten years, twenty years, and how I'm going to get there.
February 8, 2019
Working part-time has been like throwing another ball in the air and adjusting everything else to accommodate it. And it makes me feel vulnerable because now there's another person in my life who I might disappoint. Tasks I might not be able to accomplish. Maybe I'll fail.
January 25, 2019
Have you ever had something so good in your life that you don't want to speak about it in case you break the spell? A new love, an opportunity, an experience you feel is too good to be true and you don't want to jinx all that goodness with words and explanations? That's how I feel about my job.