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Happy Fall Everyone,

As the leaves begin to fall from the trees here in New England, I thought I’d take some time to bring you some updates both personally and professionally. It’s a good reminder of the seasons of life too, and how much things change through the years.

My kids are amazing, and homeschooling has served them well. My oldest is a mental health worker right here in New England, my middle child is a United States Marines and is traveling extensively, and my youngest has just one more year of highschool before he spreads his wings to fly too. Watching him work toward his goal of becoming the second Marine in the family has been awe inspiring. It’s amazing how much I continue to learn from all my kids. They push me to greater things when I see them achieving their dreams. That is truly the hope of any parent.

I have learned so much this past year from my clients too. Sharing your stories, your joys, and your struggles, has enriched my understanding of how dedicated homeschooling parents are to their children and to their education. As your coach, I’ve seen you grow from tentative new homeschooling parent, to confident educator and guide.

This past year has been full for many reasons. Too full in some respects and like the changing seasons, it’s time for some life changes for me as well.

Hard decisions are sometimes needed to catapult you to the next best thing.

In the coming weeks I will be closing my homeschool coaching and consulting business.

Many of you are aware I’ve been on a sabbatical of sorts for some time. Having some time away has given me the chance to explore other opportunities for my own personal growth and a chance to simply regroup and be with family. I’ve been writing again, something I love but haven’t been able to do in quite a while. Authoring my book, Out of the Box Learning~Empowering YOU On Your Homeschool Journey, certainly was on my bucket list of accomplishments and I hope you continue to find it a source of inspiration and support.

Time with my husband and family have been at the forefront too.  As I learn how to become an empty nester, it’s also time for me to focus on well…me! Years of serving the homeschooling community for more than 15 years have taught me much. There have been difficult times as well as deep reflection and heartfelt gratitude for all that homeschooling has brought to me. From running a large non-profit homeschooling group for many years, to organizing events, to running my own business; the friendships and knowledge I’ve gained can’t ever be replaced.

Letting go is something we all must do at some point in our lives. It opens doors to new opportunities and creative energy. And I’m ready to get back to that creative energy that I miss so dearly.

I’m looking forward to my next great adventure and want to thank those that supported me on this amazing journey!

“You cannot go far alone. You enjoy your journey better if you have people by your side.”

~Karan Patel

With Much Gratitude,