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May 20, 2016 – My daughter, Emily, graduated yesterday from the University of Maryland, which is located in College Park. Emily graduated with two (2) degrees and a multitude of honors. To say that we’re proud of her would be an understatement. She is a wonderful young woman, full of potential, with her entire adult life ahead of her.
|A beautiful young woman.
It’s the thought of having an adult life that has Emily both worried and scared about her future. It’s normal to be apprehensive during the transition from college to the real world. Emily’s not sure what she wants to do, and we (her mom and I) knew this well before her graduation. In fact, we spent most of last summer (2015) telling her that it was okay to not have a plan for after graduation. We told her as long as she found some kind of employment, she was welcome to move back home. Our daughter has spent the last 16 years being on a schedule…an agenda of almost non-stop education. So, it’s time to take a break…better yet, take a breath.
Emily will likely be home with us for awhile, which we’re looking forward to and wondering how much adjustment there will be around the house. Vicki and I have been living as empty-nesters for about two years. All of these changes should be interesting.
|Emily and Granpa.
Oh, did I mention that it’s my birthday today? Yes, a wonderful birthday present! A chance for my family and me to be together for two special occasions in one week. In addition, my dad was in College Park for Emily’s graduation. A special time indeed!
Thanks, as always, for listening.