Trouble Starting

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The engine grinds and sputters. The windows are laced with tendrils of hoar frost. Outside the predawn has yet to penetrate the cold blanket of clouds.

"Come on," I mutter. My breath is ghostly in the half-light.

I turn the key again.

The engine begrudgingly turns over and painfully putters to a purr. The display on my dash slowly appears.


Yikes. It's cold this morning. Silently quipping about global warming, I back out of the drive and onto the slippery street. I'm heading to Sonlight. It's time to get to work.

It's Tuesday.


It's Thursday now, but it was hard to get going Tuesday morning. It was cold. I felt a little groggy. There was a ton to do. Oh, and other things were rough.

Life is great today. But there are days and times when getting started feels like too much hassle. And it doesn't have to be due to cold weather or spats at home. Perhaps you're feeling tied down by your routine; my wife was Sunday night. Perhaps you've run into a financial situation that took the proverbial wind out of your sails; you know, things like the plumbing backing up. Yeah. Been there, done that. Perhaps you're an "old pro" but, for whatever reason, just feel like tossing in the towel today.

These are the times when having another person to lean on, glean from and pray with can be so helpful!

Don't forget that Sonlight has many opportunities and places for you to find people to talk, cry and pray with. Visit the Sonlight Forums for everything from a good laugh to get you started to deep soul searching that spurs you on. Swing by Sonlight's Facebook page to swap stories and share your experience. Contact us if we can be of any help.

And if you're struggling to get started with Sonlight, be sure to chat with a Sonlight Advisor. They'll be able to help you choose the right homeschool program for you. They can also offer insights into the program you are currently using.

Don't let something needlessly stall you. I know it can be hard, but with encouragement and a little help, even frozen engines get going. And you can too!

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father

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