I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. – William Allen White
I encourage you to check out this new blog, Where to Begin? My friend is a gifted writer, a dedicated mum, a healthy example for all, and an excellent educator.
Wow! Two years ago today I wrote this post…..and now, two years later, I’ve found that “new path” – because in just under 5 months, I will (finally) go back to university. Definitely the “right direction”.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind, don’t matter and those that matter, don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss.
I cannot figure out what to call this age and stage that I find myself in, but because of my work, I am not a fan of labels anyway.
For more than 22 years, I have first and foremost defined myself as a mom, or more aptly Kyle and Laura’s mom. I love that role and it has fulfilled me and consumed me in the best possible way. But now that my children have figuratively (and literally) “flown the coop”, a re-definition is due. Of course, I’m still a “mom”, but the full-time status has been relegated to the past.
It is the process of moving out of their lives as they move into their own that is proving to be a challenge.
They are truly capable, truly able to do everything…
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I am so excited about 2014 – it is the year that a dream will be fulfilled. The dream – one that I did not realize was so important to me – is about returning to university to finish the degree I began more than 30 years ago.
I am also excited because my hubby and I are going on a cycling trip to France. This is truly another dream – to travel and see the world from the seat of a bicycle. And to visit castle and see history first hand.
I want these events to hurry up and get here – and yet, my daughter recently reminded me to enjoy all the moments between now and then – and not just because I will have no free time for the next several years, but also because THIS moment is an amazing moment.