Student Profile: Emily McKinnon
1. What makes your family unique to other families you know?
What would mainly make my family unique would have to be that, firstly, we are a Traditional Roman Catholic family who commutes a two-hour drive every Sunday for mass, and secondly we are a retired Air Force family. So, we have done a lot of traveling with the Air Force, and we’ve been all over the world!
One more thing that makes us unique, would be that I come from a family of ten kids! I have nine siblings. I’m the eighth of the family, and I love it!
2. What is an average homeschooling day with Seton like for you?
An average homeschooling day for me would start about 7:00 am. I try to get up a bit earlier so that I can get my French studies done before the rest of the house gets up.
And, after that, I have my hot fresh cup of coffee and make my way to my room, where I am basically all day so that I can get school done.
The day is normally spent with waking up, saying morning prayers, doing my French lesson for the day, getting on to all other school subjects for the day, having to refill that cup of coffee, telling myself I can do this, then going to the gym to work off my troubled brain. I almost always end up with a school book coming with me to the gym.
It may sound absurd, but it is one way to really study, and it works!
3. What’s something you have done that you really enjoyed doing?
I love to bake, write, speak French, go to the gym, and play instruments! I have a very fond love for food. I am constantly found in the kitchen working on culinary arts of every sort!
When not in the kitchen, I’m normally working on my French language, which I love! Or writing my novel. I hope to someday have a story published, as it has always been my dream to be a professional chef and authoress.
Also, I really love to play musical instruments. Especially the guitar and piano! I can play guitar, piano, harmonica, and tambourine. I love exercising my musical abilities! I write my own songs/compositions. Mainly, I play country songs for the guitar, and Broadway for piano and microphone! I love to sing, too! I’m also in our Church choir…
And, weirdly enough, I love going to the gym. I find it to be much easier to study my school books while at the gym. I really do think it works better than trying to study at home. The house can sometimes get to be extremely chaotic, and the gym kind of cools down my brain. Therefore, I can better study.
4. What are your hobbies and interests?
My hobbies and interests are really just writing, singing, playing instruments, and baking. My main interest would have to be baking. I love making new things for the family! It’s both fun and adventurous! If I am ever given the opportunity to bake for a party, or Church event, I will! I will bake to the end!
5. What are some things you do as a family and on your own that you particularly enjoy?
As a family, we do one thing that I really enjoy. And that is, every Friday night, for as long as I can remember, we have a family movie/popcorn night! It is so much fun to just hang out with the family and watch one of the classic movies while eating our special jalepeno popcorn.
On my own, I really just enjoy writing to my heart’s content! While singing to my songs, and making up new tunes for the guitar and piano. It’s my hope that one day I’ll get a song published as well as a story.
I love having quiet time to sing my heart out to songs, while playing either guitar or piano. I love singing to classic Broadway songs! And, I love everything Disney!
6. What do you hope to do in the future?
In the future, I hope to become a professional chef, have my own bakery, and then, hopefully, settle down to have a family. Mainly, I want to be a mom of many kids.