I received official news the other day. I have known this news for a while, but it was different coming on a piece of paper for some reason.
I was accepted into Grad School.
This really was no surprise to me. I have good grades, excellent test scores, so as my husband says, "and this is a surprise?"
But this means, my world is going to change. I have been a stay at home mom for 9 years now. Through those nine years, I have given birth and raised 3 children and have spent a lot of time with my step son. Yes, there was things I had to get done in the day, but for the most part, I had a lot of flexibility. I really wanted to home school my kids for that reason. But, as I quickly learned, not everyone is meant to home school. I have loved my time with the kids and trips to the park, the library and errands with them. I am not ready for this to end.
But, my youngest is going to school next year and I have been given a gift to teach math. I have know this for a while and a gift that is not shared is a wasted gift. After years of tutoring high school students, I knew I did not want to go there. I believe community college is going to be a good fit for me and my family at least in the short term.
So, I need to go back to school to earn my master's. It is going to be a shock to all of us.
My husband has asked me when I am going to sign my acceptance letter. I know I should, but in a way, I don't want to.
I know it means an end to the days at the park.