My daughter’s college admissions were keeping us busy over the past few days, even months. She is the one who just completed high school in March. She was with her grandparents trying to sort things out with the college admissions. As my husband was in Singapore for his own training, he wasn’t able to be help her much this year with the process.
Just these last few days, we were able to make time to be with her and help her with her final applications. Seems like she will not get admission to the college of her choice this year and she will need to take a year off from studies to apply again the next year.
There were a lot of tears during this period while we helped her understand one year is not a big deal in the whole scheme of things. For an adolescent a year seems a lifetime, for us, who have lived longer, a year quickly flows away. It is difficult to convince a teenager that her life is not slipping away though her fingers.
We managed to get her admission to a learning center where she can hone up her skills and learn hostel living with children of her own age. So in a few days time she will be with them, on her own.
At this time, I went to visit my mother and was able to be with her during her third chemotherapy sessions for which I am immensely grateful.
The days at home flew by and I was completely off the internet and connectivity, I enjoyed the rest from the cacophony.
Now I am back home and looking forward to a few days of rest before rejoining work.