Dancing Through Life, Defying Gravity

If you want a summer to fly by, make sure your college-bound freshman signs up for early move-in. It’s a guaranteed way to make June and July evaporate as quickly as you can say hot, hazy, and humid.

Tenley and I had several conversations over the last few weeks in which we discussed whether or not I am sad. I had so much fun in college, that I am mostly happy … for her embarking on her life as a young adult, for the memories she will build, for all of her tomorrows.

Am I sad? Yes, for the things that didn’t get done, for the things I wish in retrospect I had done differently, for times when worry, distraction, or misplaced priorities interfered with me giving my family the full attention they deserved.

Happy or sad, I know one thing. I am full of love and hope for a young woman who is deeply treasured.

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New York City, Central Park Boathouse July 2014

18 thoughts on “Dancing Through Life, Defying Gravity

  1. good luck to both of you! college was amazing and i hope tenley has a fabulous time! i was just sharing some college stories with M tonight, as he was insisting he never wants to go to college and instead will stay 5 forever.

  2. Thank you, Paula, for sharing your thoughts. I’m sending this to my sis-in-law, who is experiencing exactly the same events and feelings.

  3. I just went through the very same thing. My Teenager is Marching band so early CheckIn is required and I felt like the summer was just ‘poof’ gone. It is truly so bittersweet….

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