Tuesday, April 7, 2009

well, I'm doing it

Yep, that's what I said. Still don't half believe it myself, and I keep having to remind my brain and my heart that this is what's happening......but I'm going back to college next fall, to study music therapy. So everyone cheer, ok, because you won't have to hear my whining about the decision-making process anymore! And there was much rejoicing!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought about something earlier this morning: I've been wanting to be a Band director since I was in the 7th grade, which means basically 25 years. (!) Never any questioning it, never any thought of doing anything else once I decided that. But so many things in my adult life (at least the last 8-10 years) have gone entirely differently than I ever would have expected, so why should this be any different?

In more mundane news........DH is taking Mr. Literal to an NBA basketball game tonight. The NBA, and basketball in general, has become his newest obsession over the last few months. Imagine knowing that the one thing which will calm your child after a meltdown is turning on SportsCenter to watch NBA highlights. So, DH had the idea that he could take Mr. L to see the Charlotte Bobcats--our nearest team--if they had a home game this week, during Spring Break. And they do, against the 76ers. So they're headed out tonight for a special bonding time together, and Energizer is in the Upstate with grandparents. Me? I'm still in school---last day before MY break is tomorrow. The house is soooooo quiet. But hey, I slept until 7 am, then pushed snooze a time or two before getting up and taking a leisurely shower. Can't remember the last time I've done that. They'll all be home tomorrow by the time I get home from school, and then we've got until Sunday to all be on break together. The big question now is: What will I do next week when I'm on break and they're back in school? I'm thinking some major house cleaning/reorganizing/decluttering is in order. Sounds like tons of fun, huh?

5 comments:

Lori said...

Wahoo! So glad for you girl!!!

Lyndsey said...

YAY! I'm so very excited for you! I think you will do great. It's crazy, the twists and turns our lives take and we wind up in a totally different place than we ever thought we would...

Oh, and I haven't forgotten to write you back. This week has been nuts. I'll get back to you asap. Anyhow, Congratulations!!((((hugs))))

4onfaith said...

J - that is awesome! I KNOW this will speak to your heart much more! I first became aware of music therapy while SG was in her second hospital. She participated in a study with harp music - an hour a day every day!!!! We still have the CD we were given and it is still calming to her!!! LOVE IT! Congrats!

~Denise~ said...

That is fantastic news!! Kudos to you!

laughingatchaos said...

Wow! Good for you! I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my adult life! LOL! Good luck going back to school! :)