Thursday, May 9, 2013

And I'm An Honest Man

On Tuesday when I did my "Ick" post, I mentioned that there are also good things to report. So, let's go there, shall we?

My first piece of good news is that my daughter, Girlie Girl, recently finished her certification course to become a Massage Therapist. She laid low for about a week. Then, she got an interview at Cielo Mio Spa & Salon and got herself a job! I'm very proud of her for finding a place so quickly. She has such an outgoing, friendly personality. I'm sure that helped. Also, she's practiced her massage techniques on me and she's very good. So, yay Girlie Girl!

My second piece of good news is that my son Social Animal, after spending some time after high school working and slowly making his way through courses at Citrus Community College, decided to make a move to the big leagues. He applied to four very good University of California schools - UC Santa Cruz,  UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. He was quite surprised when he was accepted at all four. So, he had to make a decision. Fortunately, his first choice offered a HUGE fee waiver, which along with a PELL Grant should mean he can just go to school and not worry about working much, if at all. So, in the fall, Social Animal will be heading off to University of California, Berkeley! He has plans to earn a BA in Philosophy. I'm so excited for him. I admit to being a little nervous, just because this will be the farthest away (about 400 miles) that any of my children have ever lived. 
The future is bright for Girlie Girl and Social Animal!


8 comments:

inthepursuitofgrace.com said...

Awesome! I think It feels good to share in the success of our children.

FW said...

That's fantastic news LB! You deserve to be very proud of them both, great achievements. It must be wonderful to see your children take these important steps to living independent and successful lives of their own.

Tara said...

Holy cow, that's awesome news! Congratulations to Girlie Girl and Social Animal! Good luck to them!!

laura b. said...

Annie: Even though four of the five are adults, I still beat myself up when things go wrong. I figure I owe it to myself to feel good when things go right too :)

FW: It is a wonderful feeling. I never felt like I've provided quite enough for any of my kids, but I like to think that I helped make them into people who could succeed with their own hard work.

Tara: Thank you so much. I can't wait to see what comes next for them :)

Secret Agent Woman said...

Sweet! Huge congratulations to both of them!

laura b. said...

Secret: Thank you :)

NoRegrets said...

yay! So maybe you'll have to come north sometime... :-)

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Hey! I may just have to do that!