Category Archives: High School

It’s DONE!!!

The time has come. High school is finished.  OVER.  DONE.  So strange to have focused this blog on the past two years of high school..  And now what?   Prom is over.  Final exams forgotten.  Graduation finished.  Speeches made, tassles switched, … Continue reading

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Painful Choices

In the process of anticipating my daughter’s departure for college, I have been taking a hard look at my life.  To outsiders I may seem busy, fulfilled, and always having places to go, people to see.  I’m in a band, … Continue reading

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Fear and Faith

It’s now March 26th.  The torture of waiting for college acceptance or rejection letters and checking the mail each day only got worse.  I would have written during the past few weeks except I was in a state of such … Continue reading

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College Admissions = Torture (Part 2)

Monday, March 3rd.  11:08 p.m. Well, it wasn’t really really bad news.  It wasn’t an acceptance letter though.  It WAS from financial aid.  They are estimating that she will get almost $40,000 per year if she is admitted!!  This is … Continue reading

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College Admissions = Torture (Part 1)

Oh God.  It’s Monday, March 3rd.  9:45 p.m.  I’m going insane.  I just got home from the gym about 20 minutes ago and grabbed the mail.  My daughter is on her way home from studying with a friend.  It’s raining, … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light

It’s 10:00 o’clock at night.  My large pot of chicken soup is simmering on the stove, and my daughter just went to bed.  It’s rare that she is in bed this early, and I’m relieved that she seems slightly less … Continue reading

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Fulfilled

For the past two weeks I have been trying to find words to express my current state of mind.  I can’t help but think of the Olympics – the parents I have seen on TV as they watch their child … Continue reading

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