May 27, 2008
Life Is Goooooood
The conference is over but I don't really have time to write a full overview--we're heading north from Portland to visit my aunt and uncle in Belfair, Washington--so I just thought I'd pop in and say we had a great time. I feel like the conference has helped me over the hump, in a way. You know, the hump of wanting to unschool but being afraid your child will suffer later because you decided some freaky, radical way of life was the way to go. Yep, I'm over that now and I definitely feel like freaky, radical will lead us to the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Actually, I take that back. It will make the entire journey feel like we've just found the pot at the end of the rainbow.
I'm not saying I won't have my freak out moments anymore. I'm sure they're waiting in the wings. But I'm feeling much more confident about our choice. And yes, I can finally say OUR choice. Warren has agreed that the unschooling philosophy makes sense and seems particularly right for Jerry (mainly because he inherited my genes for never wanting to do something he's been told to do--no matter how much he wanted to do it before the telling took place).
So all is good. I'll give details soon!