Homeschooling: My Experience With Learning

Homeschooling: My Experience With Learning

Hi there! ❤ I hope you’re having a beautiful day. 🙂 We’re four days into my decision to blog every day of this month, haha, and so far, it’s going well!

I’ve been wanting to share a post like this for a while, and I decided that it was time to do it this October. I hope that you enjoy!


Homeschooled Through 12th Grade: My Childhood

When I was growing up, I loved learning – I truly did! There were (and still are) several subjects that I jump at the chance to learn more about just for the pure enjoyment of it.

Some of my interests over the years have included researching time periods, learning about famous people, studying literature classics, writing stories, learning to type fast on keyboards, learning Spanish … the list just keeps going on!

My openness to learn about the world around me first started in my home … specifically, when my mom began reading books to me.

Appreciating Educational Things

There are a lot of beautiful things about homeschooling, and with it comes some very memorable experiences.

I’ll never forget something that happened a few years ago when I went to a museum with my family. While we were there, I began eagerly talking to my mom about one of the helicopters over our heads, and a woman nearby happened to overhear that conversation. Moments later, she came up to us and expressed how happy and surprised she was to hear me talking about the history of the place with such passion and interest.

That encounter has yet to leave my mind, not because she was genuinely complimenting me, but because it really validated my joy of learning.

The Journey Of Learning

Learning entirely from home has resulted in numerous, awesome things – things that have ultimately shaped who I am today.

I don’t know who I’d be if my mom hadn’t spent years of her life dedicated to my education.

Because of her, I was able to learn at my own speed. She took into consideration my interests and dislikes, which then aided me in learning much more about the things I loved, and also being able to make it through the subjects I struggled with, respectively. I got to experience creative, interactive ways of learning about the world around me because she chose programs, books, etc. that made learning genuinely fun.

My mom’s decision to homeschool me
means that she has been constantly teaching me,
every day of my life.

Even though I couldn’t see it at the time, she did so much for me, which I am now BEYOND grateful for – her love and dedication has been invaluable to me. Being my teacher through 12th grade was a huge task to take on … but she did it – for me! ❤

It is because of this history with learning that I still love it today. I get so much out of educational activities that my enjoyment of them almost exceeds that of more leisurely pastimes! I don’t look at it as “work,” because even though it takes time and effort, it’s still fun, productive, and worthwhile!

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a beautiful day ❤

27 thoughts on “Homeschooling: My Experience With Learning

  1. Ooh, that’s a great idea! I do want to go to college for fashion/interior design and also business. I could probably do a little of it online, by myself, but for me I’d like at least a college experience. But all of this is about 3 years in the future, so who knows really! Those language classes sound neat! 😀

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! 💜 Ooh that sounds great! Interior design is such a cool subject 🙂 Yeah, there are a lot of educational things online that can count toward college credit, so that’s definitely an option!
      Thanks again!

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  2. I feel the same gratitude to my own mother for homeschooling me. It really is a sacrifice. You might want to try taking some classes at your community college; it really can be fun. Of course it’s hard to know what kind of professor you’re going to get, some professors can be… interesting, LOL. But I feel like there’s kind of this idea that compared to highschool teachers, professors are all mean and strict. Sure, there are those kind. And there’s also the kind like my psychology professor who is pretty hilarious, super invested in the students’ success, and willing to help them out in any way possible. When you get those kinds of teachers, it can really help inspire you to pursue your subjects of interest. Plus, deadlines; as much as they can be stressful, I tend to procrastinate, so having due dates for my assignments has helped me not to do that. I never really had strict due dates as a homeschooled student. 😉

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    1. Definitely – their decisions to home-educate us has made us into the people we are! 🙂 I’m considering taking those classes I mentioned – I’m glad you’re enjoying yours! Haha I’m sure it does 🙂

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  3. This was really interesting! I am public schooled, but I’m hoping to homeschool my children when I have them. I also have multiple interests/topics I love even though I’m only in middle school. You are really inspiring! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Arabella! 💜 That’s cool – my mom went to private school growing up, and then she decided to homeschool me and my siblings. 🙂 That is so awesome! There will always be so many interesting things to learn about. ✨ Aw thank you!

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      1. That’s really cool, too! I agree! Even though I’m just about 13, I have almost all of my life plans mapped out. XD Maybe all of them will happen, some won’t. Who knows? ❤

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      2. I agree! I hope so! I read your post a while ago where you mentioned adopting kids. I would think about adopting. Also, my old teacher had 2 adopted kids and 1 biological. She gave us many stories about her kids!

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  4. Homeschooling is an amazing gift our parents have given me. It allows me to get ahead on the college game and do things I want to do and study while focusing on our faith more, than in a public school.

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  5. At one point in my life, I really wanted to get into medicine. But after seeing how hard it was for my family (who’s really into medicine) I guess I wanted something else. I dunno, to put a smile on people’s faces and make a tiny difference.
    Also, thank you for being so open about your learning path. I’m a little worried that if I don’t go to college, I won’t be successful, but you’ve helped me a little. ❤

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    1. I can understand that 💖 We follow what our parents/family are doing when we’re younger, then decide when we’re older if we still want that same way of living. 🙂
      THAT’S what makes life worth living – the little things that make people smile. You don’t need a degree for that!
      I’m glad I could help, Jo *hugs* There are a great many beautiful things in life away from college! But it also has its benefits 😊💜

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  6. I have always wondered how homeschooling would have been. It interested me so much. But at the same time in my little town we have a great school district so it went good for me too. But I think I’d like to homeschool my children if I ever have any.

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    1. For me, it was one of the most beautiful experiences ever 🙂 However, I also think it would have been cool to go to school in a less-populated area! (There are far too many people where I live haha) I am sure they’d appreciate that later in life 😊💜

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  7. Love hearing your take on homeschooling. I am currently homeschooling my three kids and so far we have loved this journey. My goal as a mother is to inspire my kids to be lifelong learners. It sounds like your mom gave you that gift as well 🙂 .

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  8. I was home schooled up until I hit 9th grade and then I attended public high school. I thank God that I had my mother as my teacher for all those years to prepare me to stand out and be mature among my peers. If it were not for her ability to teach I would not be the individual I am today. Thank you for sharing your experience – Letstalkaboutpersonaldevelopment.blog

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  9. I loved reading this! Our middle daughter is gifted & currently in school. We are considering homeschooling and traveling as a family. I constantly worry that I’m not doing the right thing. People have expressed their concerns that she and our toddler will not get a well rounded education at home. Posts like this give me hope that we are doing the right thing. Thanks for sharing your story.

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