So, I am a junior in high school who just decided to start unschooling. Basically unschooling is learning based on future goals, and learning naturally.
I am "deschooling" right now, so I am not doing things to seriously, though I do hope I will not get to stressed out. That would be counterproductive. I have been contacting people about internships, volunteering, and getting a job, for part of my learning. My first project is going to be to write a cookbook. It is going to be vegan versions of food from all around the world. Just this one project will include geography, history, english, world studies, and Home Ec. I am also going to be doing a lot of reading, and I am getting a math textbook because I cannot teach myself that.
I go to school for 80 minutes a day for japanese class, because I can't teach myself that either. I am going to also take photography at the school during the last term.
As far as internships go, I am trying to get one at Cafe Agri or Ecopolitan in Minneapolis. I am super excited to get started. I want to open a vegan restaurant, cafe, or bakery someday, so I think it would be very good to have some experience.
I am always asked if I am still going to go to college. I am not really sure yet, but kind of leaning toward it. I will go on to do some kind of schooling, whether it is a four year university or not I don't know yet. Some schools I think I would like to go to are The Natural Gourmet Institute, Northern Arizona University, or maybe something in Vermont, California, or even abroad. I may stay in state (or minnesota) too. One thing I am set on is going to The Natural Gourmet Institute, as it is pretty much the only vegan cooking school. The program is short (9 months or 4 months) and it is in New York City. I think it would be a great experience to live in a big city like that, having spent my life in a small town in the midwest. I want a little change!
Well, hopefully this gets updated frequently. I know my other blog doesn't.