Posts Tagged ‘college

18
Dec
17

What’s been happening

I knew it had been a while since I posted anything, but I was shocked to see it was actually since July. Seriously?!

What can I say? Life has been crazy. Mostly a good crazy, but there have been a few iffy things in the mix. Honestly, you would probably have had more posts if it things were crappy.

So dang, what has happened since July?

  1. I finished my Bachelor’s degree!
  2. I changed jobs.
  3. I ended up getting into a booty call situation. Very disappointing.
  4. My kid got accepted to college!
  5. I got a bunny.
  6. My Mr. On Again Off Again’s estranged wife got sent to jail.
  7. I started taking tap dancing lessons
  8. My brother got out of jail.
  9. My brother fell from a roof and shattered both of his feet.
  10. I painted my hall and dining room.
  11. I managed to dispute a creditor that was hurting my credit score and got the marks removed.
  12. We made our plans for next summer’s vacation and started paying towards the trip.
  13. We marked a few more things off our 40 before 40 list.
  14. Decided to pursue a Graduate Certificate program (starting next month)
  15. Bought tickets for a ball in February

So… all of those things have happened just in the second half of the year. It really does not seem like as much when it is all written out, but 2017 has been interesting to say the least!

I was talking the other day to someone about what is waiting around the corner. Honestly, I am excited to see. I have a feeling that 2018 is going to be another crazy year full of change and I am looking forward to seeing what comes down the pike.

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24
May
17

Don’t Blink

We are coming up on the end of the school year and while I am thrilled to get a break from waking up my beastly teenagers daily for the inevitable fight over what they are trying to leave the house in, I am a little sad.

It hit me Monday. We had our annual band banquet. It was my oldest’s fourth since she started marching in 8th grade. For most of the kids she started marching with, it was their last. Her friends are leaving-moving onto college, military, or whatever real world activity their heart desires. It was bittersweet. I am so proud of all the kids and have grown ridiculously attached to a handful of parents that have become my friends over the last few years. We have bonded over games, competitions, parades, and the gazillion volunteer activities that we tirelessly participate in for our kiddos. We are coming up fast on the end of a major chapter.

This time next year, it will be my kid that is preparing the leave the nest. That kid that just started to drive alone in January. That kid that I had to teach how to put gas in her tank. The kid that has to be told periodically to take her clothes downstairs to get washed. The girl that procrastinates on every single project. The kid that is one of my favorite people in the world….

Over the next couple of months, we are going to go visit the two schools which appear to be the best option for going away to school. We have fourteen months until she spreads her wings. There is a lot of planning and prepping that will need to take place.

It seems like only yesterday that I was sending her off to preschool. Now, we are looking seriously at colleges and preparing for senior year. Don’t blink, people. They do not stay little long.




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