Meaning, we treat a bachelor's degree as a high school diploma.
Our child is a decade away from college and more high schools are already doing an associate's with your diploma.
He can study *whatever* he chooses. Total freedom in that.
Besides, I'm not financially supporting anyone over the age of 18 who's not a full-time college student.
But you'd better have a plan because I sure in the hell do.
In 10 years, I'll be 52, downsizing, traveling, reclaiming ALL of my time.
I'm planning my next decade now.🤣
I'm doing my best to stay present during this parenting life phase, but I am vividly dreaming about the future.
I do not plan to have empty nest angst wondering what to do with myself.
I already see the places I'll visit, down to my fitness level & wardrobe.💅
I've put my spouse on notice too.
He doesn't like to aim high with the steering wheel, but I do.
It's how I'm wired.
So he can stay in this McMansion by himself or come along.🤣
I've been in the suburbs living the McMansion life for 13 years. Add my child going off to college in a decade and that will be 23 years of my life.
I'm not doing this sht forever.
I want ALL the experiences.
20's - single, urban professional✔
30's - married childfree ✔
40s - family, suburbia life (in progress)
50s - adventure, exploring, maintaining fitness & health, more time for hobbies, more social
Please. 🙄 Next experience!
That's why I'm getting my own She Shed in our backyard. I yearn for a small, intimate 100% DECLUTTERED space.
The people I live with are hoarders!!
But in the meantime, as I've said, I'm going to enjoy this phase of raising a child. They grow up so fast.
I'm going to savor it......while simultaneously becoming fluent in 3 other languages, keeping physically fit, eating healthy foods and dreaming VERY big for myself.