To much of a good thing? I didn’t think there was much truth to this saying when it came to unschooling! Letting Makai run with an idea or pursue an interest all day or for weeks, letting him decide the direction for learning is what attracted us to unschooling in the first place. People learn best when they are truly interested in the subject matter, wanting to spend time doing or learning about something.
Some days I am definitely more productive than others.
On my less productive days I can be scattered, forgetful and because of this I become frustrated, with the world at first and then just myself. I know we all have days like this. Days where we chase our tails, letting negative thoughts creep into our consciousness. These days seem to be occurring more frequently for me and now, days have turned to weeks.
So eventually I get fed up with this negative thinking, with wasting time. In fact I get fixated on time.
It can be one little thing at the back of my mind. One thought that crept into my brain and gestated. Growing big slowly, finally filling my head I am forced to face it.
Then it hits me! That thing that is occupying my subconscious. Something I fear or have been avoiding for one reason or another. I call it the thing that’s standing in my way. Preventing me from achieving anything and moving forward.
So I am experiencing this scattered frustration right now! Time is getting to me.
I have always been someone who sets goals, believing anything is possible. Follow your heart, go with your gut, trust your instincts, stay calm and stay the course! If it requires a process,long or short, to get something done just begin and you will get there.
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The decision to sell just about everything we own and travel for a yet to be seen amount of time is not easily understood by a lot of people. It hasn’t been easy to explain for us either. Part of my difficulty in explaining is my own preconceived notions about what people will think of the reasons I have for wanting this change, which include the many more reasons we don’t even know yet.
I have always been a fly by the seat of your pants kind of gal, a risk taker, opportunistic even. Being like this has served me pretty well up to this point in my life. Being open-minded combined with the ability to decide to act on what inspires me has left me having few regrets. The biggest lesson I have learned when you live like this is you must plan for success. Included in the plan should be a road map, defined steps to achieving your goal. Having alternate routes marked on your map will keep your success moving forward and save you time and worry when faced with road blocks.
We have visited 4 countries where we did not speak the language. Armed only with a pocket phrase book in each of these countries I didn’t give much thought to not speaking the language before we embarked on our trips. I felt no fear because of my linguistic ignorance before travelling or since for that matter. People are generally good, patient and helpful when another person is struggling, in distress or unable to communicate because of a language barrier. That has been my experience anyway, thankfully!