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Growing Up

Summer is over.
Labor Day ‘come and gone’ …
and last year’s group of seniors is now in college.

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My own daughter and her husband returned to the states recently for his brother’s wedding.
A friend posted on his Facebook page that the time of seeing one another again was an …
incredible time catching up and seeing how adulthood has treated us after college.
‘This is my husband’ … ‘meet my wife …’ Wow!
We actually did it. We ‘grew up’!

But not yet. Not really …

Our nest emptied 5 years ago, and for some time I felt a little ‘lost’
in purpose and routine (to be expected perhaps after shopping, cooking,
and cleaning for 6 … and now there are ‘2’ at the dinner table).
Eventually you discover yourself in this ‘new’ place,
may have opportunities to focus on what used to be ‘dreams’,
and you realize you haven’t completely “grown up” yet.

You may graduate but you’re never ‘done’.
And one day you’ll likely find yourself doing things in a
different field than the one you chose when heading off to college.
Sometimes that’s how ‘growing up’ works!
Never be ‘done’. Keep growing and learning. Have a dream to chase …
even if it means having to wait a few years to do it!

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