Jason and Kim Kotecki are back! We had a great time catching up and hearing about what’s going in their unschooling lives. I love Jason’s new book, ‘A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything’ and found so many parallels to our unschooling lives. The lens of unschooling changes how we see things and that changes everything!
Questions for Jason and Kim
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family? What is everyone into right now?
You shared your journey to unschooling in our earlier episode (EU151). So, I’d love to know what’s your favourite thing about your unschooling lives right now?
You guys published a new book late last year titled, A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything. It’s filled with Jason’s wonderful art and great stories that illustrate the many ways we can change up the way we look at things and why we’d want to! Can you share the story behind the book?
I really love the book, and with just about every section, I thought, ‘I want to talk to them about this on the podcast!’ Obviously, that won’t work, so I’d love to hear from each of you what your favourite story is in the book.
There’s a great quote from Kim in the book: “Never let making a mess get in the way of making a memory.” It’s so short and sweet—and eye-opening! It struck me because when we find ourselves going through our days on autopilot, we often jump to seeing the mess and miss seeing the memory-making potential of the moment. I think that’s extra relevant in our unschooling lives, yes?
What has surprised you most so far about how unschooling has unfolded in your lives?
Things mentioned in the episode
Jason and Kim’s earlier episode, EU151: Escape Adulthood
Check out their new book, A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything
Cheetah Conservation Fund, their daughter’s passion/favourite charity
Learn more at their website, Escape Adulthood