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3/14/2012 2:38:04 PM EST
|They All Leave the Nest at Some Point
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Time to Take Flight and Build His Own Nest
So my oldest child is moving out of the house.
He is 22, and has been going to a community college for over 3 years trying to get all the “basics” that he can taken care of before he switches to Veterinary College.
He was fortunate to get a job at a veterinary clinic right out of high school, so the whole time he has been in college, he has had some extra hands on exposure to what he is going to make his career.
I am very proud of him, of course, but I have also felt a little guilty because I have not been able to set him up for college better.
I would have preferred for him not to have had to work at all while going to school, unfortunately, like many of us in these days and times are finding out, the price of college tuition is just a little high for us to cover.
Yet, at the same time, he has learned how to schedule his time, manage his money, and get a little taste of the “real life” all while having a little safety net of having the security of being here at home.
When IS a good time for your child to take flight and build his own nest?
Some people may think that being 22 and still living at home, is a little too long. However, I think that it depends on each families situation.
I will admit that there have been issues arise that may have caused some problems, but all and all, I feel that as a family, we did what we could to get him to this place in his life that he is prepared as much as he can be to take that next step.
As with anything in life, I am sure there will be hurdles for him to overcome when he gets out on his own. However, I must be confident in knowing that I have done what was in my power to prepare him the best that I could. That I gave him all the knowledge and advice I felt necessary to help insure that he makes the best decisions for himself and any situation that may come up for him.
However, as we all go through life, we may discover along the way that there are some things that we may not be prepared for until they happen and then all we can do is do the best that we can at that time and learn from what each situation brings to us.
So, as he begins the process of building his own nest, I wish him the best, make sure and let him know I am still here if he needs to talk, and hope that his life runs a little smoother than mine has.
Best of luck son and best of luck to me……I have three more still at home.
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