If I Had My Time Over Again, I Wouldn’t Have Gone to High School

I LOVED primary school…

I loved learning how to spell, the basics of maths and all of the things that set me up to move around and communicate
easily in this world…

But high school was B-O-R-I-N-G…U-N-I-N-S-P-I-R-I-N-G and

U-N-E-V-E-N-T-F-U-L…

Being set up for the worker bee mentality and to kill of creativity…BLAH!

I loved art but I had no interest in history (the history they wanted to tell us) and I had no interest in geography. French and Japanese were interesting enough but I had no immediate idea of when I would even use them.

I did enjoy the accounting style classes and I taught myself to type by choosing typing as an option instead of sport (’cause
I just do not enjoy sport)…

Home Ec….I could take it or leave it…

Would have rather been in Manual Arts making stuff…

Science…meh…it depends what it is…

My point is, there was nothing about high school that was stimulating…

I went because ‘that’s what you do’…

It taught me not to enjoy learning but what I realised later down the track is that learning is one of the most amazing experiences if you’re truly interested in the subject…

I learned more about geography by actually getting out and travelling the world…

I still have absolutely no interest in history so you won’t find me in a museum…

I love to learn from experiences and following the true passion in my heart…

I’ve learned more things that have been of use in my life AND that have made me happy since leaving high school than I did
in high school…

I believe in learning about what speaks to your soul…

And doing things that stimulate your brain…

I saw a TEDx talk recently by a 13 year old who had been home schooled…

It completely turned my thoughts about home schooling around…

I believe the social side of going to school is great, but what he’s learned by not going to school far outweighs what I learned in school…

He couldn’t understand why he had to learn maths…

But he loved skiing…

He went to a place where they manufactured skis and when he saw the process of what went in to manufacturing skis and

why that allowed him to ski like he does, it taught him the importance of learning maths…

He was learning about things that interested him and THAT’S what sets someone up for a future of success and
happiness…

When they follow the calling in their heart…

Your calling will most likely change over the years, which is fine…

It’s perfectly fine to change careers and head off in a completely different direction because your heart told you to…

Never stop learning…

Find new things that interest you…

Remember that it’s ok to be a beginner…

Learn new things…

Learn about yourself…

Find out what makes you tick, dig deep and follow that passion in your heart…
Your soul will thank you for it.

Hackschooling makes me happy | Logan LaPlante | TEDxUniversityofNevada – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY

Hackschool Goes Back to School…Well, Sort Of – https://www.outsideonline.com/19262…/hackschooler-goes-back-school-sort

Change your life – http://bit.ly/unleashyourmanifestingmojo

Kathryn Eggins

Kathryn Eggins is an international speaker, writer, entertainer and artist, who loves colour, her cat, and following the guidance of her soul. Her desire is to inspire you to connect to your soul, take inspired action, and consciously create the life your heart desires.

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