The Classroom Series Pt. III
Some of the things that I'm asked most is, "What is it like to study from home?" "What is it like to be involved in Online school?" "Is it hard or easy?"
These are just a few of the many questions that I get asked when people find out or when I tell people that I've been homeschooled and that I'm an online student. They wonder how did I ever get involved in both. They wonder why it's so important to me to be homeschooled. They wonder if I've ever missed public school at all.
I get asked if I think my life would've been better if I'd gone to public school. Well, that's just going to have to be one of those mysteries of life. I don't know what exactly would've happened if I'd gone to public school, but I am extremely happy with the way things are.
I've got to be honest. I've wondered some of things at least, once in my life. Like, 'What if I'd been in public school?' Would that have effected my education? Would I've been a better or worst student? Would I have learned more? Would I have made friends? Would I have been liked more? Would I have gone to the basketball and football games? Would I have gone to dances and proms?
Well, frankly I think that I can answer some of the questions, right now.
I don't know if I'd been a better student. I think that I've learned more as a homeschooled student. I know for a fact that the 'friends' thing would've remained the same. I would've been the bookworm in the corner of the school and local library, reading. Allowing the books to excite me, as I venture through the adventures.
I can go to the local Football games, because the football field is near where I live. As for the dances and proms, well. No. I wouldn't have participated in those. I love to dance around and I went to dance class for almost ten years and It was excellent. But, I just wouldn't have done that one. I've got to tell this story.
Once, Mom and I was on our way back home and Mom saw a girl dressed in a pretty green dress. Mom told me, 'You know, tonight is the night of the senior prom. I was seventeen at the time and Mom started getting emotional, making me beyond uncomfortable. I am not a person that has a lot of emotions and every now and then, Mom will freak me out with 'emotions'! She started saying, 'I wished that you would've gone to public school, so that I could've bought you a pretty dress and helped you get ready for prom!' And all I am thinking is, "What in the world is going on here?" It was just crazy! I told her, "Mom, please don't feel bad. I don't want to dress up, I don't want to get made up or dance with anybody. The only thing that
I want to do, is go home, pig out and watch Smackdown!'
Four words that my Grandfather used to love to say was, 'What can I say?' Well, What can I say? I'm a tomboy. I love wrestling and to me, that was far more fun that getting dressed up and trying to dance and be impressive. It just wasn't my thing.
Anyway, this post has gone into a completely different direction that I intended. But, if I may, I'm just going to say this. I am always approached by people, asking me to help them get into online school. It's fascinating to me. There used to be a time when people thought that it was a weird or bad idea. But recently, people started asking me how they can get involved in online school and if I can help them get a job. I'll talk more about that in another post.
So, I'd better get started.