Rain has decided to go to school this year. At first I was a bit unhappy about it. Selfishly so. I was wondering if I wasn't offering her enough to do home schooling wise, or if she was sick of hanging out at home with the family.
But now I have come to look at it as an unschooling decision. She has chosen to learn at a school for a while and she is lucky to be able to make her own decisions about her education.
She is really enjoying it so far (it's only been a week so we'll see how she goes) She really loves the organization and timetables. When she was at home Rain loved to make timetables and plans so she's enjoying all the activities at school.
And she is also enjoying the interaction with girls her own age. I think that if we had know more homeschoolers her age it would have helped her enjoy it a bit more. But in the local HS'ing group Rain is the oldest by a couple of years.
And I have also decided to do some organized study this year. I've enrolled in a part-time massage course. I actually studied massage about 12 yrs ago, but within a year the legislation changed and the course I had just completed was no longer enough to be a recocnised qualification. I have never stopped learning about massage and reflexology and all different areas of natural medice but it has been my own unschooled study.
Now I've decided that I want to get some paper work to allow me to work in the field one day. It's been a while since I've studied formally...hopefully my brain still remembers what to do :)