You can probably tell from my blog title, and many of my posts, that I’m interested in anthroposophy and Waldorf education. Here I’ll give a little background as to how that came about.
Many moons ago in the late 1990s, I was searching for something new to do with my life and career. I was happily married to Anthropapa, but my job was anything but fulfilling.
One day I was noodling around on the Internet, looking for something, ANYTHING, to do with myself. I suddenly had a vague memory of an old Utne Reader article about something called Waldorf education, so I searched for it.
Lo and behold, there was a Waldorf teacher training college — Rudolf Steiner College — only a few miles away! A serendipitous or even karmic moment.
I called RSC right away and went over for a little tour. When I walked onto the campus and had a look around, I felt somehow “at home.” They offered a Foundation Year, which was essentially an introduction to anthroposophy and Waldorf education, either as preparation for the Teacher Training year or for personal development.
Anthropapa was supportive, and so I enrolled. Later that year, he became intrigued at what I was studying and experiencing, so he signed up for the next year.
We briefly considered becoming teachers, but it just wasn’t our path. Anthropapa eventually got a staff job at RSC, and I continued to take courses and contributed to the community.
We’ve been involved in anthroposophical communities since then. I find anthroposophy a fascinating way to view the world and humanity, and I feel that Waldorf education is extremely beneficial for children of our time. We’ve continued to find new ways to be involved in bringing anthroposophy to the wider world — Anthropapa in his work in higher education, and I with editing for the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and SteinerBooks, among other anthroposophical publishers and authors.