As we anticipate the changing of a
regime Presidential administration, it’s good to reflect on the past. With every cloud there’s a silver lining, and even the two-term election of Barack Obama has a bonus. Well, for me at least. My blogging began as a result the 2008 election combined with Obama’s first two weeks in office. I wanted to write what was on my mind and heart, and share it with my kids and my friends and maybe even the wider world.
You know, he did promise to create new jobs, and while I basically only make a few dollars per month from blogging, I can say that I definitely added something new to my permanent schedule.
It didn’t make me a whole new person. It just combined many of my passions into one place.
I was a voter and slightly activist already. 2009 gave me the push to inform others of the importance of being informed and involved. I was a homeschooler since 1983. But the rapidly-declining society we live in urged me to give others the encouragement to bring their kids home. I was a writer as far back as I could remember, filling notebooks and journals with my thoughts, book reviews, movie recommendations, and convictions. The internet gave me a new platform.
Oh, I know it wasn’t just Obama that dictated the new direction we headed 8 years ago. His election was actually a symptom of a society with a new and less freedom-minded way of thinking. But he was at the helm of the ship. He introduced so many radical changes, supported by a very liberal administration and a fawning news media (and disturbingly, even a Republican Congress).
So I’m going to take a quick stroll down memory lane and share what I was inspired to write as a result of the election of Barack Obama:
My first post: Abortion on Command (February 2, 2009)
Government (Feb 5, 2009)
Universal Preschool (March 15, 2009
Enough is Enough (April 9, 2009)
Rebellion (April 13, 2009)
Freedom at Risk (June 12, 2009
Feeling Green (July 2009)
Environmentally Un-Friendly: Lightbulb Edition (April 2010)
Well, you get the idea. The uniqueness of American freedom is so precious to me that I will never stop trying to preserve it. You can read all such similar posts under my heading America.
“It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams
In the past 8 years, my writing has taken many directions, but the focus has ever remained on two things: preserving freedom and homeschooling. I’m more passionate about those things than ever.
My mission for 2017 is spreading the great news that #AnyoneCanHomeschool. I’m excited to be writing a book, recording a podcast, and speaking to parents all over North Texas. Check out the latest on these projects here:
Nicki Truesdell is a 2nd-generation homeschooler and mother to 5. She loves books, freedom, history and quilts, and blogs about all of these at nickitruesdell.com. She believes that homeschooling can be relaxed and that history is fun, and both can be done with minimal cost or stress, no matter your family’s circumstances. Nicki is a member of the Texas Home Educators Advisory Board and The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew. You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.