Sunday, March 31, 2013
Ok, the title may be a bit dramatic because I'm only 34 years old. Today my daughter turns 13 years old. She is the light of my world but also my greatest source of anxiety. Parents, you all know how mind racking it is to be responsible for the upbringing of another human. I think everyone wonders if they're making the right decisions often.
I feel older than my years because I had my daughter immediately out of college and didn't really like my twenties in the typical fashion. I spent my twenties parenting my daughter and eventually going back to grad school. In a lot of ways I feel a lot older than my friends who are just starting to have children or who have yet to have kids. I guess the upside is I'll be an empty nester before them, kidding. I wouldn't change anything though. Yes, it was a struggle becoming a parent so young and it was especially hard to work full time, parent full time and attend grad school full time but I have the career I want and can afford to give my daughter the life I want for her. She is a wonderful young lady who is very conscientious and loving. She is smart and funny and loves life.
Oh, happy Easter everyone.