In Grace Llewellyn’s The Teenage Liberation Handbook, she talks about the importance of taking a vacation after being liberated from school and before tackling homeschooling, to relax and recoup. It doesn’t need to be to an exotic island or anything – it doesnt even need to involve leaving home. But without this vacation, she says, you may step into homeschooling feeling stressed and unready, which could potentially ruin your experience.
I’m a little bit worried that I’m stepping into this trap. I’ve been on summer break for about a week now, and I haven’t stopped doing stuff for a moment. This definitely proves that I’m motivated and not lazy, but I’m worried that I may not be able to keep this same level of energy all year if I don’t take a little break.
For instance: I’ve been working on a puppet show, reviewing algebra, learning HTML, playing music with my band, and going to every museum and concert that I can. And I just applied for a summer job. All of these things are really fun, don’t get me wrong, but I’m starting to think that going away and being uncontactable for a little while might be needed…