Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day!
Friday was my big day, I graduated with my AA-T degree in Communication Studies and I graduated with honors. Dave and Mason cheered me on and then headed out of town to a game convention. I had big plans to clean house, go to the river, attend a pool party with friends, and so much more. Instead, I hit a wall and was simply exhausted! I canceled most of my weekend plans and ended up staying in my pajamas for more than half of my long weekend. With Dave and Mason away, I didn't have any need to feel guilty and Spencer loved it! I did manage to get out of the house on Sunday and visited with friends around the pool. Today, I am enjoying the easy rain and getting ready for the week ahead. I start working at the Real Estate office providing support for our top producing agent. She is paying me to assist her all while I am learning the paperwork and successful processes. This affords me the flexibility to work with Mason in the kitchen and do his live cooking demos with him.
Speaking of Mason, we have a meeting tomorrow with a culinary academy that takes kids. If this is something that looks like a good fit for Mason, he will be able to go through the program over the summer and even when he starts back to school and when he graduates, he will have earned a Jr. Culinary Degree. They have two programs, so he has an opportunity to have a real life education and skill-set before he even finishes the 4th grade! We'll know more tomorrow, but he is really excited to go check it out. Mason is also ramping up his campaign to raise money for his school kitchen. I am attaching the link to donate (if you feel so inclined), but we would love it if you could share the link and your personal connection to Mason so we an hopefully reach more people. Remember, there is no donation too small and thank you, thank you, thank you! DONATE HERE
Dave is busy with work and school, too. He is still working toward his Bachelors Degree in Military History online and it is not an easy task to take on while working full time. He also learned that he will be traveling quite a bit more in the coming months so that will add to his challenge of juggling school with work. Mason and I have our systems in place, but Dave traveling two weeks at a time will make it hard for me to do the corporate training I was expecting to be doing this summer. What is it we know for sure? The only constant is change. We just need to do our best to go with the flow and keep making progress toward our goals.
Now it's up to me to figure out how to complete my education and get my Bachelors Degree. I will meet with a counselor at Sac State this summer and see what my options are. I'm sure there is a way, even if I don't know how. I'm pretty tenacious that way! I hope you had a lovely long weekend and are working toward making your dreams come true. Trust me when I say, reaching a meaningful goal feels sweeter than words can express!