Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sadie's Wonderful Manifestation

Sometimes I think to myself, I would like to talk to my kids aboutLaw of Attraction (LOA) so they know how things work. Then we could learn together. How great that would be. And I haven't changed my mind about that but I think I'm going to wait, sit back a bit and enjoy watching them to see what they do with what they already know.

Sadie is in her second year of deschooling and so many times I have wondered how long it would take for her to find a passion. The thing that has been talked of most was acting. It was always mentioned infrequently (yet passionately) but she never asked about signing up for classes or anything. I did some looking around for resources and found a few options but I never felt inspired to act on anything. I thought that was weird and sometimes felt guilty about it. Even though Sadie was not complaining.

So last month we heard an ad on the radio about an audition for new talent. She wanted to go and she WAS adamant. I admit, I rolled my eyes (to myself of course). Not about her but to the fact that there are scams out there that she doesn't know about, I didn't want her to be disappointed, etc. Side note: I never thought about not being able to manifest things you don't know about. She finally just handed the phone to me and said, "Mom, Call." There was no way I could ignore the passion in that, I had been waiting for it and of course it just had to ruffle my feathers a little bit!

So I called and got the info. I went to their website and WOW it looked legit. It looked promising and I got a little excited! So I registered her for the audition which was a couple of days away.

We went to the audition on Thursday and I got even more excited after learning more about the process and the businesses involved. I had no idea there was anything like this available to wanna be actors/actresses. How cool!!! It works like this....If the talent scout thinks you have what it takes to be in the business after seeing you audition, they call you back the next day. That means you rock and you are invited to go to a national competetion to expose you to the top VIPs in the business all in one week. They are always looking for new faces too. Check out to learn more if interested.

And the point of this post is............drum roll please........on Friday Sadie was called back! And I knew she would be. (I got to watch her and everyone audition.) We had to have $500 down to accept. Stan's dad sponsered that. We were in shock how everything happened so fast. The competition itself is a little over $3000. Then we will have to cover photo shoots, travel expenses and misc. stuff. But who cares? What an adventure!

On Saturday we went to the first rehearsal where we practiced runway posing, walking, and turning. Even the parents! It was fun to be up there and it was fun to see other parents doing it also :) The next rehearsal is the 18th. We look forward to it!

Sadie manifested an awsome route to fulfill her dreams! Definately without proding from me. :)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Rethinking Education Conference

A snap shot of the 3 generations at 6 am before we hit the road to the RE in Dallas!

We saw a rainbow on the way :)

A cool cardboard yurt!

A girl playing in the lego pile.

Mom took a shot of me at dinner. Cheese!

Sadie with her new friends.

Sadie chilling in the back jamming to music.

Wow, I'm beening meaning to write about this and other topics for some time now. I think I am going to post what I intend to write about and come back to it when I have some time. It will always be a work in progress that way but perhaps I will get to it more. Also it will keep things in a real time frame. Trying to complete a whole post complete with everything I want to say is not working. If anyone is reading this, realize I am just talking to myself here. My intention for my blog is for my personal benefit, a journal that can't get lost in my house. If someone gets something from it - cool! Just want people to know that - yes!- I AM talking to myself. I do it all the time :) And I do anwser myself too sometimes! (smile)

Sebastian tries school on for size

Sebastian wanted to give school and try and see what it is all about. It didn't take too long for him to mention homeschooling. We talked though and I encouraged him to continue a little longer to be sure, he was willing. On the 9th day of school Sadie and I left for the Rethinking Education conference. Almost all of us were having sinus issues so he just stayed home with Dad and Sister for the school days we were gone. The night before going back to school he said he just wanted to homeschool (third time since the start). He was very matter of fact, didn't mention any trauma attached to it, so I figured he had really had his fill. So we turned the papers in the next day. He hasn't brought up going back or even missing it. I am totally biased to unschooling but I tried very hard to be as neutral as possible. We talked a lot about the differences between homeshooling and attending a school. His first complaint was not being able to draw what we wanted to draw. The second situation involved trying out riding the bus home and the driver yelled at him for "opening the window". We think he might have tripped an emergency lever! The third time he was distaught about a girl following him around and was ready to stay at home. It was a neat experience.