I was born in December on the 19th in 1994(according to the Julian/Gregorian calendar).So obviously I haven't had a super long amount of time on this earth. My Grandmother was my mother's assistant Midwife and I was born on my aunt's bed. I did baby things and we(my mother, my father and I) moved to Mexico when I was 2. When I was 4 my mother got pregnant and we had to come back to Austin for the birth because my Grandmother didn't speak Spanish at the time. My sister was born and named Molly. Pretty soon after that, my whole school rollercoaster began. I was pretty dead inside for most of it. I had a couple of years at a brand new charter school where I was pretty happy... but then I graduated. And of course I still had the reasons of my parent's parenting and the school being a school that kept me pretty dormant as a human being.
So I went to an all girls prep school(of my own choice and it really was the best option for Public Middle School where I live) for 4 or 5 months and had my mom pull me out a week before the end of semester. I spent the rest of the school year trying to deschool while my mom still worked at my elementary charter school. I stayed in her office, worked on the computer and helped with office work. It wasn't the best set up but I was beginning to turn my mind on and it was better than Public School. I'd always thought about important stuff but I was still mostly stifled by the school system till I got out. That first semester was hard for a number of reasons including me and my mom having an even worse relationship than before.
The rule of thumb is one month of recovery for each year of schooling. I went to school on and off for 6 or 7 years and i took about 19 months to fully recover. But I also had a ton of issues with my mom to deal with so maybe that explains why I just recently began to feel like a complete person. Things are good now in pretty much all aspects(except for my dependence on money, my lack of access to free land, ect. of course). I've become a co-founder of a Democratic School(still working on getting it open); I have had the chance to read and read and read; I've discovered awesome people, information and hope; I've added to my involvement in gardening; I've worked out a ton of issues & now I know where I want to go. So... that's my story.
The End :)