It’s senior year! Woah! I can’t believe Olivia will be graduating next year- class of 2016!
I told her over the summer to please not rush the year. Olivia has a tendency to want hurry things along. Shes always in a rush for things to happen. I told her I will be very anxious this year so telling me everything that we have to do in the next 12 months will truly put me over the top with anxiety. I told her to please, take it one month a t a time. I can’t handle more than that right now.
She was already telling me we needed to go look at places to live in Tallahassee. I told her, “Are you serious? You haven’t even started your senior year and you already have yourself graduated and in college? Slow down! What’s the rush? ” She says she can’t wait to be done with high school. Olivia is in such a hurry to grow up and be on her own. She said, “Mom, all the good places will be taken.” No they won’t. You just want to secure that you are going away. “Let’s see how your first semester goes and after that, we will start looking,” I said. Now the tables are turned and I AM the anxious one and overwhelmed. I think she likes the feeling that I need her to help me get through this busy year.
I know she can’t wait to go away to college. BUT, I told her going to college isn’t about going away, it’s about getting an education, about your future. I told her, “You mess up, you mess up your future, not mine.” She has to realize she can’t have it both ways. She can’t pull the adult card when she wants and at the same time ask for us to help her when she should be helping herself. Not gonna happen.
I bought her a planner to organize herself and of course bought myself the same one. I figured together we can get through this year one step at a time and enjoy senior year with her as much as we can, even though she can’t wait for it to be over, rushing it along of course.
So for now, one day at a time and a calendar ready to be filled with deadlines, events and college visits.
Do you have a senior graduating next year? Did you already have a senior graduate? Any words of advice? All are welcome! Anxious momma here!