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