Being privy to all this learning activity I now understand why my grandkids are so brilliant (smile) and I appreciate in spades the level of effort and time my daughter puts into their education. I have been challenged to be diligent also in sitting down with books and keyboard to work toward my own learning goals.
Last fall I graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, receiving a diploma as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Finishing this course was a test in my commitment to study as a distance learning student and I was over the moon when I got the phone call with the message that I had passed.
But that was just the beginning.
Natural nutrition has grabbed my interest so that research and study will continue. And during this life-long process, that knowledge is information I want to share. In order to do that well, I have a lot to learn.
My daughter, as friend, brings out the best in me: encouraging me to know and act upon the desires that God has put within me. As an in-house teacher, her practical organizational skills and support as I move towards developing my nutrition business is what people go to workshops (and pay money) for!
Another qualified contributor to my summer education is my computer techie son-in-law. Blessed with the patience of Job, he is walking me through the steps of building a blog that, God-willing, I will be able to manage with his long-distance help once they've moved away.
The teacher is focused, us four students are dedicated, but being a summer (home) school student does have its advantages when attention spans lapse, there's deer walking past the window or your body and brain needs a break. Without the pressure of getting something finished before the bell, the teacher can grant a break to go jump on the trampoline, take a spin on your bike, or go for a run.
This summer of 2011 will hold special teacher-student-mentor memories for my daughter and I - and that will be reward enough regardless of my final mark on this summer (home) school session.