Unschooling

A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings

“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” ~Jane Austen


That’s the danger, folks. That we who like-to-do-a-lot can  just  do-too-much and miss out on all the important things..family, prayer..sleep.

Which is one reason I unschool. We don’t need another set list of To Dos in our life. We need to connect more, to form relationships with each other, with books, with ideas, with nature, with the world. with self, with God. 



“Education is the Science of Relations’; that is, a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
“Those first-born affinities
That fit our new existence to existing things.” Charlotte Mason



So how do we do this? We have  daily, work-at-home rhythms and I am pondering being less busy….


But how can you stop being busy? It’s a simple change of mindset: you say, I’m not going to be busy anymore. Even if you have little control over your schedule, you can decide that you’ll slow down, and pick the important things to work on, and if necessary, talk to your boss about doing this. If you control your schedule, you can drop all the busywork, and just pick the high-impact tasks. It might seem impossible, but once you decide to put an End to Busy, you have taken the biggest step.”


What is our weekly, work at home, unschooling rhythm? Flip over to the Unschooling Catholics blog and read my post there..


“And that is how the weeks go…way too fast…but we work on flow…on doing…and on being…Like the blue willow tea set…cups in a row, beauty, but not perfect…little imperfections…like those little imperfections in our days, our order, our rhythms …that make the unschooling week”








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