after school, what next?

Education is about preparing a person for life.

But there is a question which never seems to get made – what sort of life?

There is obviously no point in preparing myself for a life I have no desire of leading.

Judging from the current examples of my seniors, it would be foolish to want to embark on a similar life as them.

I am lucky enough to live in a poor agricultural backwater, which had a farming boom at the beginning of the 20th century. It is easy to see the impact of the technological revolution on an area that was once fertile and picturesque.

Yes, I can bury my head in the sand and join the ever thronging crowds in search of my ‘rung on the ladder’, or else I might be forced to take that dangerous step and rethink many of the pre-conceived ideas around in today’s world.

Home Education, 10 years later

I have had the idea for a while of writing something down about my experiences of life, post-adolescence.

I was home educated for the entire duration of my school years. I was in fact probably among a small minority of children in the Western world who never attended a single day of regular schooling.

I am now 28 (as of December 2015) and like the rest of my generation am struggling with the issues of survival in today’s world.

I hope to write a few posts now and then to share my experiences and maybe act as a reference point for others in a similar situation.

I am using the Freedom-in-Education website as my platform. It is a website me and my family created several years ago as an additional aide to our books on home-education.