The shot above is my favorite parking spot at Monroe Street Fine Arts Center, where X has had art lessons, improv classes, and guitar instruction for about five years. If anyone local is reading this, I highly recommend MSFAC.
Next month, X will be 18.
I have found myself thinking about personal evolution lately and these so-called phases that one goes through in life. After mulling it over, I have decided that it is others, society in general really, who have left the impression that X and I should move onto completely areas in our lives because of this whole 18-thing. I don't feel that she must move directly onto college or career; She doesn't feel that she must move directly onto college or career. That is the beauty of the unschooling mindset ... There are no rigid rules about life and learning. This mindset shouldn't be restricted to unschooling, in my opinion, and more the norm as opposed to the exception.
Things will evolve slowly and naturally, with no real line between then and now, no clear definition of one phase or another. That is the way that I like it.
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