I need help in renaming College Girl. You know she has graduated. Yipee! So calling her College Girl just does not seem right. And you know I do not use real names on here to protect the innocent, namely my family. Now I am at a lost for her new 'handle'. Maybe you can help me out. In doing so I am going to share a bit about her and her upbringing. You know that means a story line through books too. I never stop reading.
Preemie by Kasey Mathews at that time. It is her memoir of the tenacious struggle for her baby as well as the ride they were on through out her life. I know that like Kasey I did not understand why my girl was in such a rush to get here. But she too has accomplished so much in her time and I know there are amazing things still to come.
Darlene Brock's book Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters. It is so helpful in learning all the jobs you take on. Each section addresses how you can be the Media Director or the Sex Ed Teacher or even the In-Home Demonstrator. There are so many things to teach your child and do so with honesty and grace. Through it all CG grew into an amazing woman. On to challenge College and now her next step in life.
un Without Dick and Jane: Your Guide to a Delightful Empty Nest by Christie Mellor is a lark while imputing great wisdom. Giving great hints on how to get back out into social circles and no that does not mean increasing your Google Friend Connect or Facebook Page. Also just how fun it is to run away from home yourself since your not tied to it all the time. To top it off there is good sound advice for when the empty nest all of sudden fills up with the boomerang child or holiday spillover. I loved the camp style that carried wit and wisdom.
my Spiegel has words of comfort and harsh realities in addressing just this issue. Letting Go of Perfect is her look at the image we each have of ourselves and our lives. Often scared that if we do not get every detail as it should be the image will shatter. Then we will never be able to put it all back together. Of course we need to just that. Shatter those thoughts of having to fit a role for everyone. Dispel the idea of perfect and come to the realization that we are good enough already. She knows that we are already perfect in God's eyes. And if that is the case than who else are we trying to impress. I, myself, am looking at taking on this new stage of life and experiencing it with gusto. Embracing that I am a grandmother who is dumpy yet loved for myself. Gosh what else could I really want?
Yes....your right.....I still want a new title for College Girl who is no longer a College Girl. Help!