I did not make it to the track tonight. This would have been my first day back. Now its wrestling, what next. I may sound a little negative but deep down I'm really not. I am happy and proud of the boys and I encourage them, when they take part in activities especially when it involves school and sports.
I don't want them to miss out on a lot school activities like I did because I decided to start working at 14th. My mom bless her soul, did not see anything wrong with it, as long I could handle school work, which I did very well as I graduated from school in the 11th grade,because my only two friends were graduating that year and I did not want to spend my senior year without them. Well I was left alone anyway as they both wet their separate ways to college that fall and I had nothing line up. So I went into to the Army, I had no idea what I wanted to do or how to go about it. I was in for 3 years.
May years later I'm glad to say that I graduated in 2002 with with my Masters in counseling / Human Resources Management. This is over a span of 21 years span of working full time, being married and having children. I took classes when I could. I took classes around my husband schedules, around the kids schedules. There were times I did not know if I was coming or going but I stuck with it.
I tell you if the boys decide not to go to college after high school they will have to sign a contract stating "my parents encouraged and gave me the opportunity to go to college but I decided not to, no one to blame but myself." Yes they will have to sign off on this. But believe me it would not be without a dead on drag out fight :).
I'm going to stop now because I an babbling on. My run this morning was a little better than the last few days. I did not put in a long one because somehow I thought I would get to the track tonight and I did not want to be totally shot my first day back. I did not feel like a total brick, so many I'm breaking this little spell
November 30, 2005