This morning was spent at a doctor appointment and researching scholarships for Mike. In just 2 months Mike will be going back to school to attain his degree in law enforcement. Mike finally decided that he wanted to work for the DNR as a conservation officer. Mike has always wanted to work for law enforcement, but I figured he would follow in either his grandfather's or father's footsteps, and work for MN State Patrol or at the county level.
But I'm excited he's finally made a decision. Being outside and in nature would do Mike's soul some good especially since his breakdown. But it also means that once he finishes his degree (most likely in 2 and a half years) we won't be in the Twin Cities. It would mean going north or south, and leaving the safety net of having so much of Mike's family so close. But a move where we are on our own seems exciting.
However, I'm a little itchy about what Mike going back to school means for us. It means even less time together. It means late nights helping Mike to study and making sure he has all the tools he needs to be successful. It means I might be a "single" parent most nights. And what little time we have together we need to make sure we spend it together.
But in all my hesitance. I'm ready. I'm ready for Mike to attain his dreams and succeed. I'm ready for that meaning finally (hopefully) home ownership and having more babies (well at least one). I'm ready for that meaning that I could cut my hours and be stay home more with the boys and eventually attaining my degree in nursing or becoming a PA.
So here's to new adventures and jumping in feet first!