I remember when I was about to graduate college, I dreaded the fact that I would have to work 9-5 everyday year after year at the same job. How would I ever be able to do that? My personality thrives on change of routine. Every semester brought new classes, professors, and classmates. I loved school and there was nothing mundane about it for me at all.
Similarly, I approach my homeschool the same way. I always look at new materials, plan for each school year and semester, and just enjoy the pursuit of learning at every turn. If things started to feel mundane I would plan a field trip or do something fun.
I think I missed my calling in education. I was a business major. Every person in my family has business type jobs with the exception of one aunt who is a pharmacist. But my point is I love learning. I used to say that if I could find someone to pay me to stay in school I would. As life would have it, in a sense I have been in "school" for a long time as a homeschooler. Even with substituting in schools I love the routine of kids learning and reading.
So when I had to put some of my curriculum up for sale this weekend I felt kind of sad. I just like to look at the books on the bookshelf. But I need to sell them so that I can purchase some other things that I need. Bye books that have sat on my shelf for a long time.........