Saturday, March 3, 2018
So Not Ready
Today my husband attended our high school's College Colloquium, a workshop for juniors and their parents. Our oldest daughter is just beginning her college search, and honestly, I am just not ready. Sitting in the workshop sessions today just reinforced how unready I feel for this whole process.
It's not so much that I'm not ready for her to strike out on her own (I'm not, but still). There's more to it. There is just so much about the college application process that I just don't know... I don't even know where to start.
And my girl feels the same. She doesn't really have a dream school in mind like many 16 year old kids. She doesn't really even know what she wants as a career. We're going into this process a bit blind, but with open minds.
I know I have to trust the process. We're lucky she attends a high school with top-notch counselors. We're lucky I have friends whose older children have gone through this process.
We'll go to visit schools. We'll read books. We'll help her find the right fit.
And then, we'll watch her fly.