Once I've told most people my homeschooled story, there's usually a final rebuttal of, "You don't know what you're missing! I know exactly what I'm missing, but that void is filled by the things I can do that others can't.
Homeschooling is a personal choice, and for me, it's a perfect fit.
It reminds me how lucky I am to have these wonderful people in my life, and that I shouldn't be so paranoid.
The best part of being homeschooled is the extra time I have to pursue the things I love.
For my first few years of homeschooling, we didn't get a lot of pressure, but once I started high school, it was game on.
I do all of my core classes like history, English, and government through an online program, and my electives are mostly outside activities.
This is for the girls who know they are destined to change the world, but don't have a clue how. God is raising up a remnant of chosen, set apart, radically different young women, just like you!You're convinced homeschoolers are socially inept, dress like their parents, and have no future plans to speak of.That's why when people meet me, they would never guess I've been homeschooled since I was nine years old.I don't have to sit and wait for a bell to ring, only to go to another room and repeat.I'm also able to study things that aren't in normal school curriculums., with the frighteningly geeky genius who wins the spelling bee and the backwoods kids who are more than a little sheltered.Homeschoolers are almost like unicorns: You think you know a lot about them, but if you're like the vast majority of teenagers, you've never actually met one.I played on a ranked boys' club soccer team, I take rock-climbing, and I've tried capoeira. My college application process will be the exact same headache as yours.I'll be honest, sometimes homeschooling is zero fun.I'm with a charter school now, which means that while I stay at home and do my schoolwork, I do have to comply with the California state education standards.I have an education specialist (which is basically like a teacher) who checks in with me every month to make sure I'm on track.