When it comes to picking your career, you balance pleasing others with what is expected of you. You do as your parents say, get the university degree, get your best suit on and land a corporate job. You find something that you can tolerate, that pays the bills, and convince yourself you're lucky to be employed. Days become years, and you fail to find passion in what you do. You find hobbies on the side, but soon realize work takes more of your time than anything else in your life. And you are hit with the inevitable, "what the hell am I doing with my life?"
I recently ran into someone who asked what Pre-School my daughter went to. When I explained to said person, "I have my daughter in home school for right now. She is on the Double Duty Program," I got the biggest dirty look. You would think that I had just offended the woman. Truthfully, I am used to that reaction, though I wish people asked why and not grimace at me. So without further adieu, I give you my top 5 reasons to home school.
If you are anything like me, you are seeking new places to go and new knowledge to get. Eventually, I found myself ready to move to another country to study. More than million miles away from home, new climate, new culture, new rules, new everything. I am sure, that you have done your very detailed research before moving to a new country. Here is what you might have missed.
When I started working as a temporary visa clerk at a French consulate, I thought I had a general idea of what working a job that would require me to speak French on a daily basis would be like. It couldn't be THAT different from my studies, right? Wrong! My semester abroad in southern France may have given me an idea of what it's like to live and go to school in France and having it on my resumé certainly helped me get this job, but working as an American in an office that operates primarily in French was not an experience I could easily imagine until I was in it.