Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Out my Classroom Window

Homeschool is not always as easy as it may seem to other students. It, like everything, has its pros and cons. One of the most difficult elements of being homeschooled is my struggle to make really good friends because I don't see others my age nearly as often as most non homeschoolers. Mostly, I just have friends within our church and youth group. That is not bad, just not always the easiest. Even then I sometimes feel left out when they start talking about school and I have no idea what they are talking about. I'm certain you other homeschoolers feel this same way. Then, you may ask, why do you like homeschool? There are numerous reasons, most of them centering around my family. Not only do I get to spend much more time with my family, but can also travel to see family that lives farther away. I can have a Bible Class and, as I'm sure you've gathered if you've been reading my blog for any length of time, we DO take many trips. We have been able to visit Yellowstone, Yosemite, Disneyland, and the Grand Canyon on days when others are in school so it is not nearly as crowded. This brings me to the focus of my post. Because I am homeschooled, I am so blessed. Take a look at the view from my classroom window that I had yesterday.
Can't beat that! While homeschooling has not been easy, it is days like yesterday when I am reminded of just how truly blessed I am.

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  1. Beautiful! Homeschooling at the grandparents'. :-)

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    1. What's better than doing school with that view and being with family? I certainly agree!

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  2. That is an amazing view! That is the ocean right? I had not realized that you lived that close to it. Since I have never seen the ocean that is hard for me to imagine.
    I too was homeschooled so I can relate to both your pro's and your con's. Overall though, I think the good parts outweigh the negatives. ;)

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    1. Yes, they do outweigh the cons and I have to keep reminding myself of that!

      Yes, that is the ocean view from my grandparent's house. I don't know if you saw the post I did before this but it has several pictures of the ocean you might enjoy! You really should get to see it sometime. It is breathtaking and so refreshing! I love the ocean!

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  3. Wow - your classroom has many locations! Lucky you!!! What a great photo and a wonderful reminder of how God blesses us! Thanks for sharing! xxx ooo

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    1. Thanks for reading, Carla! Yes, I am so blessed to have the flexibility homeschooling enables, I just have to remember that whenever I begin to think otherwise!

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  4. Great post. I can relate somewhat. Most of my friends are from my Youth Group at church. That's where I spend most of my time and we all are really close. However, all the girls in my Youth Group are homeschoolers/cyberschoolers right now. But homeschooling is a blessing and I'm thankful my parents chose to homeschool me :D

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    1. I am so happy to be homeschooled, even when I forget the good sides. ;) It's not bad to have friends only in youth groups or church, hopefully that is where you'll find the best kids! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh my goodness, how beautiful! I've gone through the friend thing to some degree, but I'm introverted enough that I can make do with a couple good friends. And you're so right about the perks of homeschooling. The flexibility and options are just the best thing. I wouldn't trade it for a scheduled classroom where I had dozens of friends. Besides, I can't imagine actually having to get up and go somewhere early in the morning . . . every day. *shudder*

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    1. Yes, I don't feel like I need to have a ton of friends, I'm the type who prefers one or two really good friends. So it's a good thing that my best friend goes to church and youth group! I love the flexibility! To me, other than having a Bible class and getting family time, that is the best part. I can't imagine how many fewer trips we would take if i went to public school! *shudder* :P

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  6. Wow, that's a beautiful picture!! And I totally agree with everything you said. :)

    I tagged you for "The Get to Know Me" tag!! :D Don't feel obliged but if you're interested, check out my blog: http://fireflysstoryspace.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-get-to-know-me-tag.html

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    1. I don't know if I'll be able to do the tag, but I'll try! Thanks for the nomination!

      I was thinking of you as I wrote the post, you and Rebekah Eddy. I figured both of you especially would know exactly how I feel! :)

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  7. I love that I was home-schooled, I learned so much more than I ever would have in a public school. I mean how many kids at school get to experience a goat giving birth! That is amazing! :)

    I love the view from your school room, and the rainbow is so neat! Good picture! :D

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the things that we get to experience because we are homeschooled are amazing! I was able to volunteer at a horse rescue sanctuary and visit a colt shortly after he was born. (He was SOOO cute!)

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  8. Hello:) I found your blog through Lilly's. I'm homeschooled too, and love it! My mom likes to say that the world is our classroom. Have a great evening! Oh yes, and the ocean is so beautiful! We took a short trip last week to my Grandparents 4 hours away, and got to see the ocean for the first time in years. It was so nice!
    Laura @ flowersinmybasket.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello, Laura! I'm so glad you found my blog and like it enough to follow! I'll look forward to your participation on here.

      Oh yes, the world truly is our classroom! I love the ocean. :)

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