Saturday, August 20, 2011

I Am Not Going to Be a Lawyer

My sisters and I have started a little personal blog over at Three Chicks and a Hen. Crafty suggestions from Elizabeth; musings on life, books, and sewing from me; and maybe even the odd homeschooling and childrearing tips and hints from Mum.

I bring it up because in the few months since I started In Which I Read Vintage Novels, my thinking has undergone a surprising change with regards to what I'm going to do with my life. I started this blog nearly a year ago (already!) as I was getting to the end of full-time legal study, looking for a job, moving out of home...
I Am Not Going to Be a Lawyer

I did move to Melbourne for a while to look for work, and found the prospect depressing. Meanwhile I had time and enough of an internet connection to catch up on some interesting-looking blogs. One thing led to another and before long I was researching a relatively recent movement among the Calvinist homeschooling large-family Rushdoony-reading lovables I call my friends. The (very unofficial) figureheads among this movement, Anna-Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin, call it “visionary daughterhood”. It’s more widely known among detractors and supporters as “stay-at-home daughterhood”. I still remember the day early in November last year that I realised I was thinking seriously about it. I had first heard of it way back in 2009, and thought it was a pretty crazy, legalistic sort of idea. Now, somehow, I was considering it for myself.

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