I have seriously neglected any talent I may have had as a Charlotte Mason blogger. Mostly because I don't believe in myself enough to be a CM blogger. It's easy for me to share my roller-coaster of emotions or my struggles or whatever random thought that goes through my brilliant twink brain. I don't mind … Continue reading Grit.
Have I ever truly seen a candle in all my life? I think not. This is the beauty of a classical education. It brings light to the eyes. In pursuing ambleside online's Y8 I make sure to give myself plenty of patience, little to no pressure, and small (tiny grains of sand) expectations. I am … Continue reading Discovering Y8: The Chemical History of a Candle
"Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life." ~John Muir I once imprisoned myself at an imaginary crossroads of decision. I wanted to progress in my career as a licensed massage therapist and saw two distinct ways to go: medical massage or relaxation. I never imagined they … Continue reading Between The Trees; The Deeper Why of Watercolor Painting
"We have now reached the dawn of what is called the sixteenth century... It covers a period in which extraordinary changes affected the whole of Europe." And so we begin the journey of Ambleside Online's Y8 with the first chapter in Winston Churchill's The New World. It is 2017 and I am pursuing my education … Continue reading On the Road to Discovering My New World: Self-Educating with AO’s Y8
This, the study plan, is in and of itself a miraculous thing: the ability and energy to plan. I didn't always have it and sometimes I lose my capability. When I can't plan I am a sad mopey muppet who wanders through her days. When I can plan I am a leader of armies with … Continue reading Planning on Learning in 2017