I remember when I was a kid, my parents were forever telling me that "someday" I would be parent. this happened mostly when I was doing something that had them hoping that "someday" I would endure the same difficulty with my own children as they were in that particular moment. But I digress.
Being a parent means a lot of things but I will say, it is a very real lesson in reality.
The reality that now you are responsible for another human being.
I still remember the discussions we would have around Isabella when she was far, far too young to understand.
We talked about our hopes and dreams for her.
About what she might become.
And wanted to ensure that whatever those dreams might be, that we could afford to give them to her - or at least help her along the way the very best we could.
Today, in doing that, I can honestly say that we're not worried about where she might choose to go to school. please stay local, please stay local, please stay local.
I have faith in the knowledge that her tuition fees are covered. And then some.
It's funny, I'm not even sure she knows that.
If I could have but one wish for all of my children, it would be for each of them to choose their passion wisely.
Move towards their goals without fearing that they have made the right decision.
And that regardless of where they land, what they end up doing - that most importantly, they are happy.
And if you ask me, happy comes much easier without any student loans.
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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my affiliation with Influence Central. All opinions are strictly my own.