Category Archives: homeschool

Saying No to Boys

In high school I became friends, almost accidentally, with a guy named Matt who was severely, passive-aggressively depressed. Having felt depressed myself, I tried my best to empathize with him and be his friend. It was a one-way relationship if … Continue reading

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The Astounding Effects of Motivation

~ That’s when you can really know that you are happy: when you don’t realize it’s happening. ~   (PC Huffington Post) I wasn’t always motivated. It kind of came in spurts… I tend to be a high-strung person, so there … Continue reading

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On Codependency, Family Relationships, and Human Error

Over the past couple of years, I’ve heard my share of advice on how to deal with a significant other’s parents. As I’ve developed my relationship with Jake’s family, however, it’s becoming a laughable observation that none of that advice … Continue reading

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Home-Schooled…Or Truant? A Critical Look Into State Regulation

This was my final project for my English 101A class in college this last semester. I spent the entire semester researching the pros and cons of home schooling, and this was the result. It is perhaps the most researched piece … Continue reading

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Dear Diary, Entry #2

When I look back on my college days in a few years, I believe the first memory that will always come to mind is that embarrassing moment when–in the wake of pulling my phone out of my backpack–a tampon that … Continue reading

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Dear Diary, Entry #1

I began my journey to start college very reluctantly. It costs money, it sucks up all your time, the homework deprives you of your sleep and tests wears you paper-thin; apparently, you gain like fifteen pounds because you don’t even … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Homeschoolings Ugly Transition into College

[In this post, I address homeschooling. My definition of it may be unique and shocking to some. I had a particularly negative experience not because homeschooling itself is bad, but because it was used as a medium through which to … Continue reading

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