Before we started homeschooling our kids, my husband and I would point out all the educational opportunities around us that we would use. How quickly that idea was replaced with following a text book or at least a set curriculum. And then came the cycle where we gave up and started reading books for a while and then went back to the curriculum. I have even written my own curriculum for a while in an effort to tailor it just right for my kids. All these things have worked temporarily, but at the end of the day we are still thinking there must be more to life than this. The kids seem less than fulfilled. I am less than fulfilled. I think what I am feeling is that we are living superficially… not real life. The decision was made that we would give up the prepared lessons, LIVE life for the week, and see what happens. The focus is on living with purpose. At the end of the week, I will be attending a Ladies’ retreat for some good reflection time. I look forward to the results.