Opening my mind to the idea of completely changing my life is more than just an idea of the month. It is the combination of things I have experienced since arriving at FMA, and it has given me a lot to think about.
Coming from modern society to a farm environment with kerosene lamps and wood heat was pretty extreme, but, for me, the change wasn’t bad. I knew what I had to do to catch up with the rest of the class, and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I have learned thus far. Before coming here I would never have imagined that I would be taking Etymology, and Business Math, but the class I enjoy the most is Mr. Kevin’s morning History class.
We all wake up by 5:30 every morning (except Sunday) and begin taking notes in class at 6:15. Even in the short time I have been here, I have learned so many life-changing ideas. For example, how just a handful of families (Mr. K. calls them The Dark Lords of Power.) run the whole world. We are currently reading 1984, in Literature, and it amazes me that George Orwell was saying the same thing. At FMA, we are taught not to just take someone’s ideas and make them our own, we are taught to re-read our notes, read other sources, check facts, and finally find our own answers.

Since I have been here, I have learned a great deal and have gained some friends I know I will have for the rest of my life. I wouldn’t trade the experience I am having, and I know it has come at the right time in my life for me to make the most of it.

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