New name, who dis?! Well, friends… it’s still me, Camille, and quite literally, we’re still homeschooling in the D, but the direction of my blog has shifted and that meant it was time for a new name. I have to say… I’m so excited for this change (I think it fits me perfectly!,) and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for this little space on the internet.
Anywho, today, I wanted to share the reason for the name change, but first…
Welcome to The Intuitive Homeschooler!
Before I tell you why I changed the name, let me give you some background on where I started and what lead to my decision.
For the past six years, I have shared our homeschool journey as a Black family from Detroit, MI, my perspective of how homeschooling is a lifestyle and not just about academics, and how I navigate this lifestyle as an introverted, empath. Having this blog has allowed me to connect and share my story with thousands of people around the world. It has also given me a way to look back and see where we have come from, and y’all, we have come a mighty long way!
However, in the last six months or so, I felt pulled to reevaluate the direction of my online presence, both here and on social media, because I wanted to be able to be more of myself, but wasn’t sure how to do it under the name I had. I tried to come up with names, but had no luck. Having tried and failed, I let it be and figured that if it was meant it would come to me on its own; my only job at that point was to remain open and patient until it did. Friends, my patience was tested when worry started to creep in. I started to worry about how changing just not my name, but my focus and the “brand” I (unintentionally) created, would fair. Would I lose followers? Would people not be interested in what I had to say anymore?
I sat with those feelings for a while and realized that my head was too far in the future. I reined in my doubts and fears, then snapped back to reality by thinking of as many things to be thankful for as I could. I knew I needed to distract myself because worrying wouldn’t help anything. Do you know what happened? My new name came to me a few days later.
The Intuitive Homeschooler fits me like a glove, and the warm response it received affirmed that.
When you’re worried about the future, remind yourself of how far you’ve come and that your journey has brought you to that moment. You’re still standing. All is well.Camille Kirksey, The Intuitive Homeschooler
If you’ve been around for a while, this specific choice of name won’t be a surprise. My writing has always been from a more thoughtful, deeper, insightful, and *ahem* intuitive place, so I believe it was only fitting for my new name to be what it is. I truly think it was sent from an ancestral and purpose-fulfilled place, and I’m alllll the way here for it.
So, what you’ll see here from now on are less “typical” homeschool posts — nothing wrong with them, but more diversity and realness is needed in the homeschool blogging world. I’ll be gearing my writing toward more nuisance and non-traditional topics to hopefully help homeschool parents think more deeply and tap into their intuition to move past the “traditional” schooling mindset. Things are about to get real, peeps!
I can’t say how frequently I’ll be posting as I’m going to wait until I’m inspired and have something to say, but never fear, there will be posts coming your way. Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog to be notified when a new post is born. For those who want to hang with me in “real time,” make sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook, if you’re not already.
As always, thanks for being here, I love y’all like play cousins, and I’ll talk to you soon!
Oh, before I let you go…
I wanted to make sure you knew that my mentoring business also has a new name and updated offerings. Elevate with Intuition Homeschool Mentoring helps homeschooling parents learn how to break free of the traditional schooling mindset and tap into their intuition to elevate their homeschool through individual and group mentoring.
Click on the logo below to learn more!