As I continue searching for my focus and passion, I am trying celebrate the many changes that we are considering. Our 22-year old daughter has worked two part-time jobs during her last year of college. She wants to be independent and live with friends, or at least she thinks she does. I sense she thinks this is the right thing to do, but a part of her is not sure.
I love having her at home. I know she is safe She has access to food, laundry, and her own room. Of course, many children would have left for college by now. Part of me says, I am lucky she lived at home for this long. Of course, I want her to be independent. This announcement just took my be surprise.
As I adapt to her being transitioning toher new place, I am trying to be supportive and remain open minded. I have told her she can come home at anytime. In my new found freedom with less laundry, I am trying to focus on the new things she is learning rather than missing her.