Monday 15 February 2010


Sorry it's been so long.

My life has been like a washing machine at the moment.

My daughter leaves for University (College) next week, we have decided she needs to relocate closer to the Uni due to her schedule and the fact it's a 3 hour round trip.

It's been very hard for me emotionally as my daughter is my only child and I don't feel like I've had her for that long - time goes so fast. Mothers never wish your children to grow up and move out sooner than they need to,it's heartbreaking - I certainly didn't expect to have this reaction.

Most of my time has been spent trying to find someone suitable for her to live and hopefully (fingers crossed) I will know today that she has been accepted to a Woman's Residential College that caters for Uni students. It is only 10 minutes from the Uni and one I feel happy about in relation to security and the fact her meals will be catered for.

My daughter is very mature 18 year old, but having such a lifestyle change is daunting for the most experienced, so like any mother I worry about her, particulary as I'm not there to see things first hand.

Aslo the worry about the financial side as my daughter does not have a part time job and will be intially living off a scholarship fund my husband and I set up several years ago, which will be lucky to last a year now we have to pay board at $270.00 per week. So it will be cutting down on our own expediture as there are also other things to finance like phone,internet costs and also the cost of running a car not to mention spending money.

As for my weight, well nothing happening here, gaining and losing the same .200 grams which in the big picture is ok considering the stress I'm under at the moment.


CactusFreek said...

Collage sounds super scary for everyone involved! It's a good thing you set up that collage fund huh?
When she gets settled she'll find a job though aye?

Mick said...

Time does move on and I'm sure your daughter will be fine, you're going through what many parents go through when the little ones leave the nest.
I'm sure she'll be just as nervous as you about it. Agree with Cactus she'll probably find a job when she settles.

Chris H said...

Your daughter really needs to find a part time job! You and your husband can't be paying her way forever! I hope she can find one.

As for your... 'Mothers never wish your children to grow up and move out' statement! OMG I must be abnormal! I screamed with delight every time I got one of them to leave!!!
AND I'm counting down the years till B and G leave. *sigh*

Tania said...

What a massive change in all of your lives! I hope that the adjustment for you all goes smoothly.