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Blake Boles

How to Get Stuff Done as a Self-Directed Learner

I’m super excited to announce that Launchpad, my 19-day “virtual workshop” about self-directed goal-setting and productivity, is now open for on-demand registration! Those of you who know me (or my podcasts) know that I’m fascinated by the motivational challenges presented by homeschooling, unschooling, attending a free school, choosing to educate yourself without college, and other […]

Career Trajectory Update

I just finished working my 12th summer of Not Back to School Camp: an annual milestone where I reflect deeply, talk with long-time friends, and choose new directions for my life and career. After camp last year I determined that running Unschool Adventures trips doesn’t pair well with my longer-term goal of being able to work […]

What if It All Falls Apart?

I just launched two big new Unschool Adventures trip: a 6-week adventure in Spain for teens and a 2-week hiking trip in Spain for parents. I put a lot of time, money, and research into these trips, and I’m super excited for them to happen. I also know that, for any number of reasons, they might […]

Who I Want to Be at Age 35

This September I turn thirty-five. Most age landmarks are arbitrary, but 35 is where I personally separate “young” adults from “adult” adults. So I’m taking this upcoming birthday as an opportunity for personal reflection as I move into the adult-adult, no-more-benefit-of-the-doubt, no-excuse-not-to-have-your-shit-together stage of life. Here’s who I want to be at age 35: a […]

My First Online Course: The Way of Adventure

Today I’m proud to announce The Way of Adventure, my first online course. It’s an advanced leadership course for ages 13-23, but you can participate at any age. The best part: it’s 100% free. What’s the message? One the big reasons I created this course was to better explain my idea of “adventure.” I consider myself an […]