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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Back to the Future

Today was Ms. Pixie’s orientation at college and since her parents live in Atlanta she asked me if I would go with her. She is attending the Art Institute of Los Angeles, a sister college to the college I went to 16 years ago, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She is lucky she comes from a family of artists. Her mother went to art college, my husband and his brother went to art college. We are all so happy for her to be diving into her future.

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Much of the college has the same setup as my old school. The steps and procedures were all the same, and I distinctly remember sitting through my orientation so long ago. I was surrounded by young kids much older and wiser, I am pregnant and at a completely different life stage and I just couldn’t help but FEEL the past time in a tangible way. As the speaker droned on I found myself slipping from the present to the past, comparing, remembering, yearning for some of the old times and thanking GOD that I didn't have to go through some of the hard times again.

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After we got the song and dance from the welcoming committee we began to weed through the other things she needed to get done today. We headed over to get her photo for her school ID, we headed down to pick up her beginning of the school art kit, and then we found the office to pay for her parking pass. All in all we were there for three hours and then we came home to unpack the kit. She was so cute and excited by all the stuff but I just shook my head and smiled, ahhhh the struggles she will have over the next four years. I envy her and wish her the best of luck!

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3 comments:

Jess said...

I loved unpacking my art kit! It was like early Christmas! So exciting when a new adventure begins!

Jennifer Arens said...

Sounds exciting! I also appreciate the photo bomber on the first shot Lol

paul peggy zeus said...

I remember your school well, it was so hard leaving you behind in Pittsburg, but you were so ready to take on the entire world!

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