Mental Health · My Journey

In the Life of a Homeschooler

This year is a big one of change for me. I decided towards the end of last school year that I didn’t want to go back to my private college prep school for multiple reasons. One being that my mental health there was not where I wanted it to be and my social life wasn’t great either. My parents brought me to the table and said here are your options: you can either stay miserable at the school you’re at now or be homeschooled. I at first was extremely shocked and didn’t want to be homeschooled/do online school. I cried and thought about everything I would miss at my school and then realized all of the stuff I would not miss. The academics were extremely hard for me and I would get severe anxiety and panic attacks over my classes, my social life wasn’t great, and it overall just was not for me.

I just completed my first week of the homeschool life and so far I really like it. The academics aren’t as difficult as my old school but it does challenge me in ways my old school didn’t. My social life if anything is better as I get to meet new people in places I couldn’t before and I get the opportunity to join groups such as small groups at my church, a weekly art class, and a kickboxing class where I meet other people who maybe aren’t on the ordinary school schedule.

It has been extremely refreshing in ways I never knew it would be. However, it can be very hard to manage your time wisely. I tend to get distracted and when you’re going at your own pace, it can be easy to get distracted and not want to do your work.

Never be afraid to do what is best for you and your health. We tend to get stuck in our pattern and become afraid to do what is healthiest for us and our minds. This year is a new adventure for me and I am so excited to update you on how it goes!

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or DM me on Instagram @myruggedoutlook!

Think happy, be happy

Sophie xoxo

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