Sunday, August 19, 2012

A New School Year: A New Beginning

So another school year starts tomorrow. Maybe I'm ready. I survived the past week of orientations and long work hours.  So to have school actually starting will probably be a good thing!  I know tomorrow morning will be C-R-A-Z-Y!!!  Might as well prepare myself.  I thrive under pressure, though...IF I can stay focused.  I seriously think I have developed Adult A.D.D.  Sometimes I just have to tell my self to   F-O-C-U-S!!  One thing at a time!!!  But I manage to get it all done. 

This school year is gonna be a little different for me.  It is the first year that I will not have kids in the public school system.  My baby boy, Jordan, graduated from high school back in May.  He will be beginning his first day of college tomorrow.  It's a little bittersweet.  I'm glad that he will be close by at the local community college.  I know several moms whose children have decided to attend college at a university away from home.  I know that they will be missing their children, terribly.  It's a big change.  Jordan will still be at home, along with my middle son, Chase.  Chase is still attending the community college.  He hasn't always taken a full load, so he didn't graduate at the 2-year mark last May.  He has this semester and one more before he is finished with his Associates' Degree in General Education.  He has been struggling to figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life.  I think he has settled on becoming a software developer.  He said he wants something where he can make lots of money.  (Don't we all?)  I don't blame him, but I have told him that being happy with what you do is also important.  Of course, he may still change his mind once he transfers to a university.  Jordan will be playing bass guitar in the jazz band.  He got a 2-year scholarship to do so.  It includes his tuition, but not his books.  He qualified for a Pell Grant which will pay for his books, and he will have some leftover.  He thinks he wants to get a business degree.  I wholeheartedly agree with that.  There is so much you can do with a business degree...accounting, management, finance, etc.  Of course, he is just starting out, so his plans are subject to change. 

Justin is getting prepared to start back to school soon.  Chelsea starts her student teaching next week, and then she will be in the job market for a teaching job.  She is majoring in English (secondary education).  Once she gets a job, Justin is going back to school to get some kind of degree in computers.  He has always been very smart.  He never studied in high school, so it will be something to get used to.  He can do it, though.

I just hope and pray for the best for my boys.  I know that they can do anything they put their minds to.  I just hope they will stay focused and make it through. 

So here we go on the next adventure in life.  Pray for the best for all of us!