I've also been thinking about when it's right to play to your strengths/work around your weaknesses instead of trying to overcome them. I'm not naturally organized, and I naturally resist people trying to teach me things verbally- I'm much better with movement, tactility, or reading. I am never going to take the same total joy that, say, Cynthia does in putting things back afte I use them. This doesn't mean that I shouldn't train myself to do it, but that I think it's more useful to acknowledge that I slightly prefer to have mild disorganization.
When I was in high school I taught myself a bunch of poetry (and tried writing it, which was not a good idea), taught myself to sew and do applique beadwork, and learned reasonable amounts of Ojibway. I can still say useful things like I have a bad cat (Neen ayau matchi gauzhug, for those of you who need to refer derisively to your cats). I learned a lot about costume history. I could tell a 1720s gown from a 1750s gown, and knew basically what social changes had gone along with the change in shape.
I guess I was unschooling myself.
I'm thinking about this particularly right now because I've been worrying that my fizzling out of enthusiasm, tendency to distraction, and rabbit-trail nature would work very badly for homeschooling. I can keep accurate records, I do so for Nat, but I won't ever take Geoff's joy in seeing things neatly organized in spreadsheets. I might do it, but if I am going to undertake something as big as teaching my kids, I would like to play to my strengths as a teacher as much as possible. If I can make things as easy as possible on all of us, we might be able to do it.