usually been a big deal for me, it was
when;everyone;was;talking;about;every-thing from the drugs at the party they
were at last night to subjects better left
have suffered some conservative-home-schooler-trauma at the hands of my elder classmates. Now, I am past the public
school;culture;shock,;and;I;can;hold;in-tellectual conversations on virtually any
good thing or a bad thing.
my bachelor’s degree by the time I’m
nineteen—shortly before I turn twenty.
That means that if I start teaching high
age as some of my students, which would
not be the best situation. On the bright
plenty of other options. I can go get a
need in order to teach—or my American
and maybe a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Having a lot of degrees fas-cinates;me,;and;perhaps;one;day;I’ll;even
It’s;weird;to;think;of;myself;as;an;ac-tual, grown-up, college student. I drive
ten minutes into town to go to the gro-cery;store;and;think, I’m an adult now. I
can do things like go to Taco Bell late at
night, or go on a sunset hike—but then I
have to buy groceries.;It’s;even;stranger
much sooner than many teenagers do.
I’m thankful for my early graduation,
my future endeavors.
Meghan has earned her Associate’s degree
and moved away (but not too far away!) to
a small, Christian, four-year college, right
where God wants her to be for this season
of her life.
As soon as my older daugh- ter turned four, I excitedly pulled out the cheap read- ing;kit;I;had;bought;at;a
yard sale and a write on/wipe off early
I bought first grade curriculum and
never looked back. I think the only
academic issue due to her age was try-ing;to;tackle;pre-algebra;way;too;early
When Meghan was beginning her
few dual-enrollment classes at our local
credits, her heavy course load from her
previous two years of high school, and
a few other factors, I found myself suddenly planning a graduation party for
pared for being away at college, so we
opted for the money-saving option of
our local community college.
Now that Meghan has earned her As-sociate’s;degree;and;moved;away;(but
not too far away!) to a small, Christian,
where God wants her to be for this season of her life.
A 14-year homeschool veteran, Bethany
now teaches English at a community college in North Carolina. She continues to
write for the homeschool community;
her blog, Confessions of an Organized
Homeschool Mom, can be found at
Having a lot of degrees
fascinates me, and