From our conversation on the beach, Mr. Divine and I have been doing a lot better. That talk seemed to have opened a floodgate of conversation to make sure that we are staying on track as a couple. We sit down and just try to talk about everything as much as possible and make sure we were on the right page or just the same page about the things that might be a complication.
With Kylie enjoyed her new school and both of them studying for upcoming exams, things were settling back into a quiet state in our home. A while back Kylie had told me was interested in taking several of her exams early so she had started to do extra lessons in preparation for those exams. That had been going well and it was a major help towards her applications into university.
The children’s sporting activities have brought back up the question of the possibility of them having the opportunity to move to another country so they can further their education and ranking in the sport. We all had a long talk and the plan is to wait for Kylie’s results and see if there is any early interest from the universities that she wants to go to. Her swim coach has also been looking into scholarships at her choice universities and several other schools that would teach the courses that interest her. We would know the results in a few months and from there we would revisit the idea of moving as a family or if we would let Kylie go off on her own and have an adventure. Time would tell.
Decisions, decisions. What choice should she make?
My oldest Kyle took the opportunity while we traveled last summer to visit several colleges and universities she was interested in furthering her studies at. The visits were informative and she came home with a significant amount of details she now had to consider. She had time, but she didn’t want to leave it so late that she missed out on any potential scholarships. The thing is, with majors, locations and offers to consider it was a lot to process.
After a long back and forth with myself and Mr. Divine, Kyle narrowed down both the careers path she was interested in and the universities that would best cater to her needs. From there it was a matter of getting applications in and talking to the coaches. With two exams already done with top passing grades, my baby is one step closer to getting what she wants. I can hardly wait.
It’s athletics season and as usual, my children have been forbidden by their swim coach from participating as a precaution against injury. Despite not representing their schools in track and field, the kids have a heavy workout schedule with pool training as well as land training. To add to that, they often have a heavy homework load, I have some busy and exhausted children.
So why not cut back on their sports a lot of you might be thinking,considering they have life-altering exams this year. If I want miserable, cranky kids sure…not. My crazy kids said they loved their hectic schedule and by having so much to do they are forced to manage their time. I thought I had hit my head and entered an alternate universe when they said that to me, but believe me or not that’s what they said. Somehow my kids have learnt the concept of living life to its fullest early in their young existence and I think I’ll take a cue from them. I’m off to an event with my husband so I’ll get back to writing later. Have a lovely day everyone.