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What Am I Supposed to Do With My Life?

So I’m new to free-schooling. My parents have already pulled me out of school and now I’m wondering what I’m supposed to do (or can do) with my time.

What do you guys do? I know each person is unique so maybe you can give me just examples of stuff you do to make the days pass? Like I said, I’m new and need a bit of help!

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6 responses to “What Am I Supposed to Do With My Life?”

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    Find what interests you and research the heck out of it. You may find you love it. You may find you don’t really like it. The point of this time is to make as many mistakes now while your parents provide for you. Your goal is to become an adult. What kind of adult will you be?

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    Hi BunsNRoses!
    Ok, so here’s a few things I would suggest:
    1 if you aren’t in a sport, you know, something that you go to a practice weekely, that would be a great place to start. Just anything were you get out of the house and physically exert yourself pretty much. (Martial arts, ball games, danceing, running groups, anything really)
    2 hobbies. I am a knitter, and I’ve recently taken up whittling and doodling eyes (because that’s the only thing I can draw)
    3 stay in touch! Really. Friends are awesome. If you want new friends, come on here or maybe check out homeschooling groups in your area.
    4 yeah, really. Try not to stay in the house all the time. The sports helps a lot with that, but maybe try hanging out at new places or check out actives in your area. Unschooling/ homeschooling is great, but you need to get out of the house at least once a week. Trust me. Your mental health will thank me.
    And 5: don’t do what I just did and write an essay in the comments😅
    Good luck on this new chapter of your life!
    ~aurora

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    I was in the same exact boat as you 2 years ago. My first year on this journey was pretty rough. I was pretty much home all day and I couldn’t figure out what to do with all this time. Like you said, each person is unique, so what you end up doing might look completely different from what someone else does. Anyway, don’t feel discouraged if it starts off slow, I guarantee you’ll figure it out.

    I’m lucky in that I’ve always known what my passion is, so I just researched ways that I could delve deeper into that passion. Through some google searching I learned about ateliers and academies that offer training in classical painting and signed up for some classes. I would recommend looking at your community college and seeing if they offer any classes you might be interested in. Outside of classes, it’s also a good idea to get involved with your local homeschooling community. Again, just doing some internet searching will open up a lot of new things to you.

    The things that I mentioned above are from my experience and the path I chose to take, but I know a lot of unschoolers who are more into traveling. If you’re interested in learning about different cultures and having a lot of wild experiences you might want to check out programs offered by Unschool Adventures and World School. Also check out Not Back to School Camp.

    That was a bit rambly, but I guess my main point is that you’ll figure it out. Even if starts off wobbly, with some soul searching as well as google searching, you’ll figure it out. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions or anything, I know I had a lot when I was starting out.

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    I posted your question on reddit, here are the responses:

    My recommendation is just to chill. Play video games. Go visit the park and read fiction books. Do something stupid and fun, like hang out at the beach or walk in the woods. Visit museums or tour local spots.
    At some point, you’re going to get the urge to do something, to build something, to learn something. When that urge hits, let it consume you.

    You could get college credits through CLEP tests. “College without High school” is an interesting book. Start a small business or get a bachelors before you turn 20. You don’t have to wait until you’re an adult to make big plans for your life.
    Hope you can really enjoy this part of your life!

    I would go skateboarding, read cool books, make music and learn to code games.

    Whatever interests you. Pursue what you love.

    Idk I’m starting a commune so there’s that

    For what it’s worth my advice to anyone asking this would be… make the most of this awesome opportunity by grabbing on to things that interest you and learning about them deeply. Inquiry into the world around you and make sense of your world through your own personal learning.

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