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IT’S A RITE OF PASSAGE
I just graduated from college. I’ve been living at home, with my mom and it’s just us. I’m ready to move out and make my own life, but I really think it’s going to hurt my mom’s feelings for me to move out without a bigger reason than just that I want to.
Everybody has to go through a part of life that means tough decisions. It’s a rite of passage to move out and into your own space. On the other hand, especially when it’s been only a mama and her kid, there’s some extra attachment. Sure you might argue more than most moms and kids do, but you work together better, too.
I think what you’ve got to do is set down with her and have a good talk. Tell her what you’re thinkin. Maybe she’ll surprise you and help you pack boxes so she can get you out faster. Maybe she’ll cry her eyes out right at the kitchen table. Ain’t no sense in worryin yourself until it gets worse, might as well see it head on and work it out now.
Ever feel like there’s not enough hours in the day? I get up and leave for work by 6:30. By the time I show up, dinner is on the table and then after that it’s like we’ve got 3 seconds to bath and bedtime for the kids. My wife is a champ taking care of the house, but I feel like I barely have any time with any of them. I can’t quit, and I really like my job anyway.
That’s the funny part about time. There’s the same amount of time in every day. Ain’t no surprises, even when there’s a change, they let you know about it pretty well ahead of it. Now it might take some extra effort to get it right, but you can fit a lot into a day.
There’s time in a day for work. There’s time enough for playin, dreamin, and sittin still, too. Time for tryin and failin, and tryin again. Good news is, we’re all built for growin and changin, and you’ll see it get better and worse both. Most important part is that you use time the best you can, even if what you really need is time for an afternoon nap.