Monday, 18 July 2011

Intense, important work

After 3 1/2 years of home education it is the right time for me to look back to the year leading up to the moment of deregistration. Every few days I read more pages from that year, surprisingly lucid notes, mainly written in an unusually readable hand.

One day a Big Issue seller asked me if I was alright. Kind, blessed stranger who could see things clearly.

While I am doing this all is quiet in the household. We are on a super long summer because GCSEs finished for T weeks ago and H is around all the time anyway. Tackling this task has been no hard task, I knew I wanted to do it some time. I knew there is no structured format for doing this with others, so I have the freedom to do it in my own time.

My learning style involves making notes and putting information in categories, preferably by month or year. I like to analyse freely, using my own headings. I need lots of time away from the analysing to let my mind settle.

I look forward to feeling lighter when I know why things turned out the way they did. I may find that the sequence of events was not as I have remembered it. This is the first time I have gone back in time to that year in a systematic way. I may find that my blame is placed differently. Maybe even replaced with understanding.

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