Taking Our Kids Out of School Was The Best Decision We Ever Made

Hello Fears
Mar 6, 2017 · 5 min read
Family Without Schedule, or The Schedule is The Family @claudia.clavier

Often, we found, that the doubters, were our first fans.

Name: Claudia Clavier
From: Caracas, Venezuela
Age: 40

We thought it necessary to shake things up, to change the way we do things, not because it was bad, but because it no longer worked for us. So, we said goodbye to our lives in Caracas, packed our most precious belongings and embarked on a trip to places my husband and I have always wanted to go and do activities that our children always wanted to do.

We began our journey in June 2016. We’ve experienced many adventures since then, but our favorite one lasted three minutes. For three entire minutes we got to meet the Pope.

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We struggled, very hard.

Knowing that we were not going to be receiving a set number in our bank accounts each month was definitely scary; we feared we would use every cent in our savings account. Not working for an entire year sounded (and still kinda sounds) pretty crazy.

If there is something we cherish most about this journey, it is the one of teaching our children a life they could never imagine possible without this experience.

Teaching our kids to become better citizens of the world @claudia.clavier
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After a day of homeschooling @claudia.clavier

If there is one takeaway from our life story, we hope you gain the confidence to take ownership of your life and face your biggest fear and break the conformities that life oftentimes tries to bestow on everyone. Life is yours and we only have one — live it how you always dreamed.

Our values campaign: First week is about family hugs! @claudia.clavier

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Hey there! It’s Michelle Poler, The Fear Girl, writing on behalf of a community of non-conformists who face their fears to find meaning and inspire others.

Hello Fears

From the creator of 100 Days Without Fear. Hello Fears’ mission is to inspire the world through stories of courage from everyday people. Submit your story here: https://hellofears.typeform.com/to/Ow6LJN