You derive a great sense of achievement when you are able to accomplish something on your own.
I see you walking nonchalantly up this thing down here, and I can remember when you were horrified/terrified by it :)
One of the things that people ask us about, when they find out that you are home schooled, they almost always bring up the "how about socialisation" part. To me, you are very well adjusted that way. Whenever there are kids at the park, you have no problem playing with them at all. You are always sweet and kind to them. :)