Welcome to Classical Quest. I'm glad you're here!
My name is Adriana: child of God, Christ follower, mother of five. This blog is a journal of my quest through the classics and life. I'm working my way through the book lists compiled by Susan Wise Bauer in The Well Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had. I've been engaged in this adventure for over a year.
I only know of one person (other than SWB) who has completed this goal. She called it her BHAG for "Big Hairy Audacious Goal." I expect it will take me at least twelve years to complete my BHAG.
|At the Rankin House while researching the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe.|
Because of circumstances which were mostly beyond my control, I wasn't able to go to college for very long. In fact, I've only had one professor in my whole life! I took every English/Literature class I could pay for with cash until my resources were needed for other things.
I may never receive academic credit for what I do every day, and that's OK. (At this point I'm in line behind my five kids!) I learn for love. I learn to live in a deeper more meaningful way. I learn to experience, to grow, to guide, and to encourage you on your life-quest.
I welcome challenging discourse here. If you love classic literature and have insights or criticism for me, please, please share it! I am your grateful student.
But you really don't have to know much about classic lit to be a vital part of the conversation here. We all have stories and experiences to share. The books I'm reading merely create a framework for discussion.
Peace & Joy,