On August 28, 2016, I started a journey that changed my life. I suppose it started before that. It started the moment I applied to Red River, but it didn't become real until I stepped foot inside the college for the first time and realized I had no friends, no school experience, and (it… Continue reading The Finish Line
Two years. I spent the past two years working through the challenges and victories of Creative Communications. As I look back now, I realize how much I've changed. There's a lot about "pre-CreComm Abbi" that I don't miss. One thing I do miss is writing for the joy of writing. I haven't done that in… Continue reading Reflections
As the year goes on, I'm finding it harder and harder to stay motivated. Homeschoolers, you may feel the same way. Winter drags on forever and the longer the snow sticks around, the less motivation I have to actually DO anything. So, I've decided to do another list. This time, some ways to stay motivated.… Continue reading 3 (Kind of Odd) Ways to Stay Motivated When Winter Feels Like It Won’t Ever End
Everyone once in awhile I'll meet someone who has one dominating "thing" that defines who they are—both to them, and to the people around them. That doesn't always need to be a bad thing, but it definitely can be. People who take trauma and, instead of letting it make them stronger, nurture the pain and… Continue reading Letting Go
C.S Lewis is probably my favourite author. Many people know him as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, and that was my first introduction to him as well. However, he's the author of so many profound books, including The Great Divorce and A Grief Observed. No matter what the topic is, I've always found… Continue reading Inspiration
Hello guys! I'll be shifting focus a bit this week. Instead of just talking about homeschooling, I want to transition to talk about what homeschooling allowed me to do. That would be create. As some of you know, I've always loved reading, writing and art. These are three passions that I was able to… Continue reading Shift
There's a difference between education and simply teaching. I think that's one of the big benefits of homeschooling—you have the opportunity to build into your family by educating your children, instead of just sending them off to be taught. Education can be math, sciences and ELA, of course. But it's also reminding your children to… Continue reading Education
I can't even count how many times I've been asked "Did you like it," or "How was it," in relation to being homeschooled all my life. I don't mind the question—quite often it's asked sincerely, and even when it's not I can just smile and say "I loved it" and leave it at that. My… Continue reading “Did you like it?” The most common question homeschool grads are asked.
When I was young, maybe 11, our MLA came in to speak to our homeschool group. I remember distinctly that after he spoke to us, he asked if we had any questions. My hand flew up, and when he called on me I asked what he thought about the lack of police officers in Ste.… Continue reading Socially Aware homeschoolers?
Yesterday I bought a hoodie. Not just any hoodie. It was an RRC hoodie. It's charcoal grey, with RRC written on it in the school's colour, red. Also on the hoodie are the words "Creative Communications." The hoodie itself is soft and decently made, and when I saw that it was on sale (50% off)… Continue reading Highschool Hoodies