Who am I? I am
- Usually the quietest one at a party, talking only to people I know
- Easily drawn into a book, movie, or song
- A leader/dictator (depend on who you ask)
- Easily distracted when studying
- Hugely imaginative
- Earnest and conscientious to the nth degree
- The kind of person who loves doing things for people to make them happy
I started this blog as "The Different Homeschool Girl", not even sure what made me different. All I knew was that homeschooling was a part of me, it helped make me who I am. Homeschooling is still a huge part of me now; I wash it with my hair every other day, pluck it out with my eyebrows, and see the world through its eyes. For better or worse, homeschooling was not just a way to get an "education", it was (and still is, even through college) a way of life.
If there are any parents reading this who homeschool, or are considering homeschooling, I want to be sure you know that this is a big decision. Homeschooling--with all of its advantages and hang-ups--will impact your child forever. Forever. It will be a huge part, maybe the biggest part, of their childhood (and people only have one of those). It's their history. It'll be in their hair and fingernails. I'm not trying to scare anyone away--I would never trade my experiences for a public school, or probably even a private school, education. If you think that it's really not as big a deal as everyone thinks--that public, private, or homeschool, your child will somehow turn out the same in the end--think again.
It's the homeschooling effect. It gets everywhere. Take it seriously.