that my baby isn’t so much a baby anymore, and that she’s closer to the “kid” side of the spectrum. we applied, and were accepted to the International School of Charlottesville, http://theisc.org/ an amazing foreign language (spanish for us) immersion school for toddlers through preschool and then kindergarten. This is extra special for us because we want Tessa to learn Italian at some point, and judging by how my spanish (though pretty dusty) got me by pretty well in Italy, due to the vast similarities, this seems like a pretty awesome way to go. It’s a structured program, which is OK by me.. kids thrive with structure and boundaries, and foreign language at such an early age gives the mind a new kind of elasticity.
I’m so excited. And kind of sad! The first day of school? Holy crap. How did this time move so quickly?
Which makes me think, with time going by so fast, have I spent enough time making my life as fulfilling as possible, pushing to be better, stronger, more thoughtful; a kinder person, a better mother, a better wife-to-be? Sometimes I feel like I closed my eyes and life happened… But not so, no, not these couple of years past. I think I’ve never been so proactive. And I am so excited for what’s to come. There is SO much on the horizon.
In the next three months, I will graduate school and become a nurse, I will be married and become a wife. I’ll have a newly renovated house, a child in pre-school, a job, a LIFE. It’s been a long time coming. But I finally feel like I’ve grown up. I finally feel really, truly, proud of myself and my accomplishments. I fought a battle and won! It was a good fight, tough but good. Now, I’m not quite there yet, but it’s inevitable. Thirty some days left of school.
These wonderful things that are happening to me! And for the first time, I know I deserve it, because I myself worked for them. It’s a huge transition, going from college student cared and supported by parents, to mother, to adult… fully responsible for everything I do. But it is so much more fulfilling. I can’t wait. I am so excited that life is happening to me. It’s good things from here on out… so good.