Saturday, August 15, 2015

The College Girl

You know those mid-life transitions I mentioned? Yeah, this is one of the biggies.

This past week, we took my oldest daughter and best friend to start her freshman year of college. And no, we didn't fill that trailer. Not hardly. But since the whole family spent the week in a hotel, we had stuff.

I am so proud of my girl. She's following in my footsteps, majoring in Computer Science. And by specializing in Computer Game Development, she's following a dream I didn't . No, I didn't push her into it as a way to relive my youth. Although I must admit that, as we learn about this program she is doing, I am just a wee bit jealous.

I think I was born thirty years too early.

This has already been a major change in all our lives, and we won't know the full impact for several months. Fortunately, our college girl is off to a great start, with a super roommate and a fantastic support network in the Honors College and LDS Institute. 

It's going to be interesting to see how those of us left at home adjust to her absence. I'm optimistic we will see some positive changes in our younger daughter as she becomes an only child, and that we as a family will all grow closer.

Hopefully that optimism will prove to be more than just some of my delusion.

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