Being independent means different things to different people. For me it means having little or no debt; this gives me options on how much I want to work. I enjoy my job ( Can you say the same?) and the people I work with. However, (yes here it comes) I have been in the same line of work for more than 15 years and it’s time to move on. Which is why I also attend college.
The sad truth is I am among a growing number of adult children who for economic reasons have had to move back in with parents. Even if I worked full-time it would still not be enough. So with my parents blessing and encouragement I’ve started back to school (again.) I’m finishing my last semester at a two-year college. I’m in the process of transferring to a university for the fall term.
I also want to show my daughter that if one wants something bad enough they will find a way to accomplish it. No matter what obstacles they may have to over come. I have Migraines and get other types of headaches. I figure at this point (I’m 35) I have a headache about 60% of the time. This is a big improvement from when I was younger. I live by the motto: Where there is a will there is a way.
In some ways this seems like a step backward, but I feel the sacrifices I make now will be worth it in the end. I also feel the universe puts us right where we belong when we need to be there. I had to take my mom into the ER last month. If hadn’t been here she could very well have had a massive heart attack. That thought makes me grateful beyond measure that I was here.