unschool monday – withdrawal

It’s been a few weeks now since Lauren has put an end to the Unschool Monday meme she hosted at Owlet, but I’m going to write one last Unschool Monday post simply because I’ve got something to say about unschooling and it happens to be Monday!

Seven months ago I wrote about my decision to return to formal study. I planned to “upgrade” my herbal medicine qualification to a naturopathy qualification and it was only going to take me around 12-18 months. I’ve recently decided to withdraw from the course and I made that official today.

There are so many reasons, but it all really comes down to the rather simple fact that I don’t really want to be a naturopath. I’m heading in a different direction and so I’m happy with the herbal medicine qualification I currently have. Currently I’m able to help my family and my friends with the knowledge I’ve already gained from 10 years of formal and informal study and that’s really all I want out of natural medicine so there’s little point in continuing just to finish the naturopathy degree.

The primary difference between the qualification I have and the qualification I was working toward is homoeopathy. I don’t want to practice homoeopathy. I’m very skeptical of homoeopathy and it just doesn’t have a place in my life. I’ve tried to include it, but my passionate belief lies with herbs and nutritional therapies.

The last 7 months haven’t been wasted though, it’s been great to revisit this study because I’d be forever wondering if I should return to it had I not given it another go. Now I am certain I don’t want to work as a natural therapist in a clinic situation and I’m really excited to close the book on that chapter of my life and move forward to the next adventure.

posted by wildecrafted in education and have Comments (5)

5 Responses to “unschool monday – withdrawal”

  1. Kestrel says:

    What a step. Especially after investing so much time into it. I hear you on the homeopathy. I appreciate your clinical skills as they are.

  2. lily says:

    what a great point to start the new year from! Knowing what you want and where you want to head – I look forward to seeing where your passion takes you 🙂

  3. bek says:

    Didn’t realise you -had- to practice homeopathy to be a naturopath o_O

    • Kimberley says:

      Ridiculous isn’t it? It’s the difference between a naturopath and a herbalist really. I’d rather stick with natural therapies that are really there (on a molecular level at the very least).

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