Cheney, I was homeschooled almost my entire life, and loved it. My transition to college was a breeze, because my mom took the time to teach me critical thinking skills, along with the rest of the basics. I have quite close relationships with my parents and sister. I also had the freedom to invest a lot of my time in what truly interested me, like music and writing. Today, I am a stay-at-home mom, planning on homeschooling my son when he’s old enough, and I make money teaching piano because I was able to cultivate that interest in middle and high school, eventually going on to study it in college. So many pluses to homeschooling — not always easy, but definitely worthwhile.