First off, I got the go ahead yesterday to talk about something on the blog. The Kid was accepted to Eastern Michigan University for the fall semester. SQUEE! She's busier than a one-armed paper hanger getting everything set to move across the state and start classes at the end of this month, but she's getting it done. We're very proud of how far she's come and the fact that she's brave enough and confident enough to tackle this college thing again. I have every confidence she will kick ass. Hell, she already kicked ass at community college, finishing up her courses there with a 3.3 GPA (I think), and doing it while she had work and adult stuff to contend with.
Being the forgetful Mom I am, I can't remember exactly what her plans are for a major. I think it's International Studies with a focus on Asia and a minor in Philosophy. She's really into Asia stuff and has been teaching herself the main Asian languages in her spare time. Reading, not speaking, if I remember right. Because it's hard to teach yourself the spoken language if you're not in a place where you can hear it. That'll change once she's in classes.
I believe her ultimate goal is to become a translator.
I'm not sure how much I can let loose with on the blog, so I won't say much more. Other than she's been working pro bono helping with cleaning up translations into English people can actually understand. (You know how we all make fun of poorly translated stuff? She's helping fix that.)
Anyway, we're super proud of her. Going back to school at 26 isn't for the faint of heart. Lord knows I was never brave enough to do it. You go, girl.
I suppose at some point, I should stop calling her the Kid. She's an independent individual now. Then again, she'll always be my Kid.
Love you bunches and bundles, Ki. Go forth and kick some college ass.