It’s Tuesday morning here in New Zealand, and my day began with what is fast becoming a familiar, comforting little routine – brewing a pot of coffee, and sitting down to read more of the beautiful Life Without School Podcast reviews that have been rolling in.
At first, I was surprised by how many of you were saying you were brought to tears by the stories I’ve been sharing. But the more of those sorts of messages I read, the more I realised it’s not at all surprising. School is a fast moving, one-way highway. If you’re able to keep up, everything will seem normal and fine. But if you can’t…you’ll feel like the whole world is leaving you behind. Like no matter what you do you can’t ever seem to get up to the right speed in the right lane.
There are a lot more broken down cars littering the sides of that highway than I ever imagined, and while that should never have been allowed to happen in the first place…it’s a powerful feeling knowing there are a bunch of us looking around at each other saying “Hey, should we climb the barrier and walk over that rolling green hill instead?”
One of your questions this week is the perfect chance to really illustrate what I mean by this:
Thank you for reading, and again – please keep sending me your feedback on the podcast. I’m reading every single message and review.
(and shedding plenty of those tears with you)