My high school was extremely small. As in only 2 people small. That’s right. I was homeschooled.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing bad about being homeschooled. There are even some awesome homeschool groups, umbrella schools, co-ops, etc that make the experience even better! I just didn’t get to join those.
I loved being able to stay in my pj’s and do my homework on the couch. I didn’t miss out on having friends. (Some of my very best friends today, I met during high school!) What I did miss out on, were all the things my mom had told me about her high school experience. I wanted to be on yearbook staff, work for the high school newspaper, go to prom, join in the extracurricular activities. I wanted to go to football games and basketball games and pep rallies! I wanted the ultimate high school experience.
I missed out.
I wish I could go back and change that. Or at the very least join some opportunities that were available for homeschoolers. Unfortunately, I can’t change the past.
I am extremely thankful for my parents. Through homeschooling, I was able to get an education in LIFE. I know more about finances, mutual funds, stocks, insurance, etc than most adults do. (Heck, even most college professors!) I am very entrepreneurial minded. I learned how to be a housewife. I learned (and I’m still learning!) how to be a godly wife. I learned things that you can’t learn in a normal high school. And for that, I will be eternally grateful.
I still wish I could have gone to prom…
[This post was inspired by a weekly writing prompt from Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop – each week you pick from a list of prompts, post a link on Thursday – and check out what other writers have written. You can check Mama Kat’s website by clicking here.
This week’s prompt was: “If you had to go back to high school, how would you do it differently?”