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Day One at Northeast Unschooling Conference and Untraditional Adult Paths Discussion

Just got back from the first day of the Northeast Unschooling Conference! Small turnout at my Travel Presentation but I think there will be a bigger crowd at the Untraditional Adult Paths discussion I’m leading with Idzie on Saturday 2-3pm.

I noticed that my travel presentation was one of the first scheduled events and I wasn’t sure if that was a good thing or bad thing. Well, I really enjoyed talking with a few old friends from past conferences and showing certain photos for the first time. But many people hadn’t arrived to the conference I think or were just settling in.

Afterwards a group of us went to dinner and then played some Frisbee in the parking lot. Then there was karaoke, which I can enjoy sometimes, but I decided it was a good time for me to head home just down the highway. Maybe I’ll figure-out a way to crash there other nights, but nice to sleep at home now….

Like I said, I’m doing another discussion on Saturday, 2-3pm, called “Untraditional Adult Paths”. Here’s the description:

After all the freedom of unschooling what happens when you’re not at all interested in a traditional adult path of college and working in an office? Grown unschoolers Eli Gerzon and Idzie Desmarais will talk about their thoughts, struggles, and triumphs with finding work and a life that pays the bills, is joyful, and contributes to the world.

That’s of course been my situation: I haven’t been interested in college or a traditional job. It’s something I’ve struggled with but I’m really happy with the path I’ve taken.

Idzie is 18 and has written a couple very thoughtful posts recently about her own struggles with this: Searching for the Way… and Epiphanies.

A couple people over at Idzie’s blog have already commented saying they’re interested in that discussion so I’m looking forward to it!

Hope to see you there!

2 Responses to “Day One at Northeast Unschooling Conference and Untraditional Adult Paths Discussion”

  1. zenmomma says:

    Good luck with your discussion. It’s a great topic! Wish I was there.

  2. Eli Gerzon says:

    Thanks! Yeah, I’m looking forward to it!

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