The New Normal

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that my oldest would be heading to college. I wasn't sure how I'd do but I survived! And dare I say, am more than OK!?  I wasn't expecting to feel so OK. Going into it, I was definitely nervous. And overzealous and selfish. I had hoped for one last weekend together as a family, exploring all the area had to offer. I was hoping to get him moved in, explore, eat, sleep, do breakfast and then relax together on the beach for one last hurrah. But it quickly became apparent that I had planned all that...for me. Not him. He was eager to begin his new adventure. I was trying to eek out as much time as possible. As much as I wanted to be selfish and continue as planned, I had to step back and realize this was about him. Not me. So we decided to do dinner and say our goodbyes. The family and I would do breakfast, explore and beach without him. He would do breakfast, explore and have fun without us. And that was the way it was supposed to be. A perfect ending. A perfect beginning.  Our new normal.

Take flight my son. Work hard. Explore and enjoy the journey. And above all, always stay true to yourself.