About Chronic Learning

Hi!  My name is April, and I'm a chronic learner. Photo of April

I seem to be absolutely incurable when it comes to learning - The symptoms started when I was a mere infant, and never slowed their course.  I anticipated a well-earned lull right after college, when I was supposed to have finally outgrown that childhood ailment.  Imagine my embarrassment when I kept right on learning despite my advancing age!

At the moment, my husband and I are homeschooling our 9 year old identical twin daughters.  That gives me a great cover, as I'm supposed to be up to my eyeballs in learning activities.  (It was a little more difficult to justify when they were 2 months old . . .)  When the little angels are all grown up, though, I suspect my symptoms will persist.  Learning is a chronic condition for all of us, and my joy comes from embracing it.

As a third generation homeschooling parent, learning has always been a natural part of my life.  Homeschooling isn't currently my only chronic ailment, however, as I also have a disappointingly vague illness (called fibromyalgia) that makes a boring habit of causing most every day to be a challenge.  I have to find ways to homeschool that allow me to fit our learning activities (and the occasional cleaning task) to the current limits imposed by that condition.  I document those adjustments here, for whatever benefit it will give to others who are out there, struggling to fit everything in within the constraints that life has dealt them.

Over the years, I've found blogging to be a lovely hobby that brings several benefits other than exhibiting the details of ones personal life to perfect strangers.  For instance, I get a record of some of our best plans, activities, and adventures.  Without documentation, many of these memories would tragically slip away.

Perhaps the most valuable side effect of blogging, though, is the not inconsiderable motivation that an author experiences when she wants to perform well in front of an audience!  Thanks, therefore, for being part of that audience. I hope you find some joy from reading here, and I'm always thrilled to have comments, feedback, or email about any of your questions or ideas.

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