You just wrote my story...couldn't agree more.
The hard thing is trying to "catch up" later in life.
Home schooling made this all a bit more of a staple in the head for me... Adjusting has been quite the thing.
That was gonna be my answer :)
That happened to me too! Wow I totally forgot about that. My aunt's husband hung himself on the basketball hoop of the school's gym when I was like 7. I didn't even know about suicide being considered a sin and I told my priest that I wondered where my uncle would go (as in, heaven or hell). He didn't even think about, just said "Well, he's in hell now. You'll have to forget about him." as if he was explaining where babies are made or something. So I spent a good deal of time thinking I was supposed to forget anyone who didn't live a life (or die a death) that the Church condoned. Catholicism comes with a certain arrogance.