Welcome to my lifestyle of learning blog....

This blog is my attempt to gather together information concerning lifestyle learning and homeschooling that is or has been helpful to me. It is also a place to record educational activities and pictures. I wish I would have had the idea before now... it would have been nice to have had a record of our lifestyle of learning journey. So if you are considering using a blog as a record of your ongoing education and homeschooling years, don't wait to do it... do it now. It can be fun to scratch that creative itch... but a word of warning... it can also be VERY time consuming.

Monday, December 15, 2008

What are you going to be.....????

An interesting quote by Gail Blanke (from The Uncollege Alternative by Danielle Wood)


 In our culture, we like to ask our kids, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  It's a question that implies a finished destination you're supposed to reach and stay at.  It teaches us to think in terms of arrival.  But the idea that we become something and stay it, that we "finish" establishing an identity, is a myth.  In fact, you're this ball rolling forward, like a big snowball that just keeps gathering up more stuff on the way.

Life is a banquet, really it is.  And most of us are starving to death because we don't see that it's all there for us to take.  I think the whole trick is continually exploring what you're passionate about.

Your only real job is to have a fabulous life.  That's it.  However you define great and fabulous.  That is what you're here for.  You're not here to settle.  You're not here to fulfill somebody else's dream.  You're not here to have an OK-mediocre-"I got through it" life.  It's to thrill you.  So that you can have on your tombstone, "It was beyond my wildest dreams and I wouldn't have missed it for anything in the world."

1 comments:

Anonymous December 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM  

That is so true. I keep telling everyone that I still don't know what I'm going to be when I grow up. Here I am in my 50's going back to school and having a blast. I think I'll print and carry this post with me. Thanks for sharing it with us.