As the first day of the New Year comes to a close, I am at a loss for deciding what my resolutions should be, so I have decided that I'm not going to make any. We all endeavor not to make promises to other people that we just cant keep, so why make a point of making some to myself that I will likely break anyhow!
I am however, going to keep climbing up the hill that I started climbing in 2012. It has been a fun hill to climb so it is exciting to see what will be waiting for me at the top!
I am laying here on my bed, in my new apartment as I am typing this. My alarm clock is set to wake me up early so I can see Justin off for his first day of college. I cant believe that the time for him to go has already arrived! I am sad, nervous, excited and proud all at once.
Sad because I cant believe that my little boy is no longer a little boy. Sad because his childhood went so fast. I feel like I blinked my eyes and he became a man.
Nervous for him because he is embarking on a brand new phase of his life. This is the real preparation for his future career and I hope that he will love it as much as he anticipates.
Excited for him because this is a new phase in his life. Excited for him to be taking the steps to start his adult life. Excited for him because of the person he has become.
Proud of him. Proud of him for growing into an awesome young man. Proud of him for being the type of person who helps a woman with a disability get her motorized scooter from being stuck in the snow on a sidewalk. (true story) And proud of myself for surviving the woes of teenage life and for being the one to help him grow into the person he is. Proud to be his mom.
The next phase for me, in a new city, in a new apartment, surrounded by old and new friends, is to find a career that I will love. The last few months of 2012 has carved a path into 2013 for me, that can only mean more great things are in store! I am excited for this New Year. Happy New Year to you all. I hope that you are as excited about this brand new chapter as I am!