I gave up my laptop for Lent, and essentially that meant giving up blogging too. Honestly I’m not even sure I’m going to get back into it – I haven’t missed it that much, and it’s not like I’ve built up much of a following. I’ve also cut down on the number of blogs I read, which has honestly been pretty refreshing – there are so many great blogs out there, but it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with all of them every day!
I must confess that I wasn’t entirely technology-free during Lent – my husband got me an iPad2, so I had that to keep me somewhat connected, and we do have a “big” computer in our bedroom that I use to pay bills, etc.
I still feel like I’m working to find my place in the homeschooling world – we’ve enrolled in Classical Conversations for the fall, and we’re still participating in an extracurricular co-op one day a week. I recently attended the local Catholic homeschool conference, but I came away from that experience reaffirmed in my belief that I am not conservative enough to really fit in there. Politically I identify as a Libertarian, and for the most part I describe myself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal – I just don’t fit in with the uber-conservative homeschool crowd where the women focus on “dressing modestly” and the idea that I support gay marriage (and think the entire concept of the “homosexual agenda” is utter crap) and go out with friends at least two nights a week in order to keep my sanity (and my husband – gasp! – supports this idea, as he knows I need my own outlets) would be frowned upon – especially if they knew that at least one of those outings is a weekly D&D game that I just adore.
I am Catholic, but I’m a geek girl too, and I don’t see that as something to overcome. I’ve never been a cookie-cutter anything and I’m not planning to start now. I guess if I do continue writing in this blog, the focus may change slightly – it might become less about just the homeschooling and more about my story. We’ll see.