My middle son is a very driven student and athlete. He has been very focused and determined to do well in school whether it be in the classroom, on the track, during class council, or doing community service. As a junior, he has started to look at colleges more seriously. Recently he shared this list of schools with me. When he showed me, all I saw was $$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!
The truth of the matter is, he has worked very hard to achieve what he has achieved. As a National Honor Society Student and as a year round runner, he deserves to go where he wants, to pursue his dreams. He wants to major in Writing and has dreams of writing a screenplay. My dream for him, is that he goes to the college of his choice, regardless of the price tag. Truth be told, that can keep me up at night. My youngest son is finishing up his freshman year in high school. Although he hasn’t really started looking at schools, he shows a wide variety of interests (recent school internships include film production and forensics in the fall) and he is only a few years behind his brother. This too keeps me up at night! I would also like to be able to take my sons on some college visits. Living in Rhode Island, it’s easy to visit the New England schools. The preferred schools in California are a bit more of an expense. Can you really commit to a school in California if you’ve never been??
While my oldest son wasn’t really cut out for college, at least not now, he has decided to enlist in the Navy. I am hopeful that this is the best choice for him at this time. He enlisted this spring and will leave for basic training early November. He is scheduled to graduate from boot camp on December 31, 2015 in Chicago. Having never been to Chicago I would love to make a trip of it. I need to start planning now as I have a pretty good suspicion that could be a costly trip. I am also thinking ahead of all the possible places where he could be stationed and would love to take the opportunity to travel to see him. Side note: he is very excited knowing that he will have an administrative position in aviation once he completes training.
I really am looking forward to working from home. In the past I have done some private practice in addition to my school based job. I have also worked for the Autism Project of Rhode Island, as a therapist, consultant and presenter while working full-time in the school. While I loved that work, I really love the creative aspect of the “job”. That’s what really drove me to the field in the first place. I love the idea of being able to have a “second job” but not having to leave the house to do it. I have been creating materials for over 20 years. It seems like a good fit to share some of the materials I’ve created, and hope to create with others.
Now that I’ve shared my dreams, I will share my goal: to take the summer to create some of the materials that I have drafted in a notebook. I have so many ideas for materials that I want to create but find it hard during the school year to carve out the time to do it. I am also hoping to create a home office so that I have a dedicated space to work at home. I think that will help to keep me focused. True confession: I MAY get a little distracted working from home. Nothing a little home office can’t fix!
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