One of the most common questions that I see being asked around the internet after the lousy segment on Good Morning America, that only focused on what unschoolers *don't* do, is quite simple: "what do unschoolers DO?"
Here's my answer: I wander, explore, read, write, discuss, laugh, play, run, hike, create, grow, garden, identify, search, talk, listen, swim, hang out, organize, breathe, gather, touch, work, participate, watch, help, ask, meditate, daydream, wonder, connect, think, learn.
I'm fascinated by: people, earth, sustainability, writing, food, learning, unschooling, anarchy, freedom, art, community...
"No, really, what do you DO?"
I live my life. For most people, the concept of "education" being a separate part of life is so ingrained that they can't see things working any other way. But for me, and for other unschoolers, learning really is nothing more or less than living my life as fully as I can. Life and learning don't have to be separate things. As I wrote a while ago, "Learning IS living, and living IS learning, so why differentiate between the two? If I'm living, I'm learning, and obviously if I'm learning, I'm living!".
"I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma." -Eartha Kitt
And I'm quite happy with that, thank you very much.