Hi guys! It’s Livi again! I am here mostly because Mom’s in a funk. What does that mean? It means she had a photo shoot, browsed pages of nothingness on the internet, and took a big long nap. Oh, and also her van was stolen I guess.
So now what is she doing? She is cornering cards and working for The Dancing Elephant. She calls it her therapy. I don’t know, just pressing a button and snap! you’ve made progress. I can’t explain it, it just feels relaxing to her. To me? No, I don’t enjoy the cornering anymore. Sometimes I will do it when she’s busy, but yeah.
Now for the unschooling? Yeah, well mom’s in a funk so I have to make up my own category. All she needs are some words on a page from me. I haven’t entirely made up my mind yet, that’s what I am doing right now as I type on Nora (her computer). Okay, I thought of one. I guess I will just tell you a little bit about myself, about my hobbies?
First of all my favorite thing to do is draw. I draw a lot. And if I went to school I don’t know where there would be time for that. My drawing time would take up quite a few classes.
I also enjoy writing and journaling. I don’t journal much, I have recently gotten back into it because we are moving to Cambodia and all! I use colorful pens to make it more fun. Ava and Mom are the writing gurus of the fam of course.
I really like to read, yet I am known in our family for not finishing all the books I start. The book needs to be good for me not to get distracted a lot. I day dream the most out of the 5 of us and it is well known as lala-land to the rest of the family. My favorite kind of book is realistic fiction. Currently I am reading Papertowns by John Green it is really good actually.
I also like other fiction, but it needs to be pretty good, one of my favorites is the Mysterious Benedict Society series. Also non-fiction, books about the world. Missionaries, the poor, and life stories. I think school totally kills the idea of reading and makes it hard to enjoy. I remember in 5th grade I had to do a book report on a biography of this guy that played for Notre Dame, I totally read every word from front to cover yet when I reached the last page I forgot it all, I even don’t remember the guys name now that I think about it.
It took my Dad quite the longest time to get back into reading, he just realized about a month ago that reading isn’t all that bad. Just today he said, “I might actually enjoy reading.” And he got another book from the library.
And another hobby is design. Logo design, but mostly I like to draw a picture and then finish it in photoshop. I just recently designed my mom’s e-book cover for her unschooling book. My dad has been training me in photoshop, and I have begun to like it quite a bit.
I also enjoy photography, spelling, geography, and math but I don’t have much to say about those other than I am moving to Cambodia, that counts as Geography right? And I was the one that found our plane tickets, that’s math right? And I guess I had to spell quite a few words for this blog post. I also like to learn new languages and study different cultures which is a good thing to like if your dream is to travel the world someday.
And now I think I am going to stop writing, because when you get tired it is hard to write enthusiastically.
Now I have one question for you. I don’t know if my mom has used it yet because I haven’t been reading every blog post.
What was your favorite subject in school that you are still using today?