Monday, December 19, 2011

One Year On

Has it really been a year?

As I hit publish on my last post I had no idea it would be thirteen months before I posted again. So much has happened in that time that it could easily have been twice that amount and I wouldn't be surprised. Divorce made final, (then) lawyers, vindictive and bitter ex family members, new business opportunities, a new place to live... And always, my beautiful children. As much stress as all the rest caused, having my boys with me every single day has been a worthwhile trade. They bring me joy, laughter, hope, frustration, affection, pure love, and even more stress just about every day. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

So I'm half way through my Sophomore year in college. I just finished another term and know I've secured at least one "A" out of the deal. (Human Biology even!) I keep checking the grade page online for my other class because I'm hoping to squeak through on that one to keep my 4.0 intact. For a guy who couldn't be any less bothered over grades in high school (or even passing the class on many accounts), I've become pretty grade focused as a college student. I figure I'll need all the help I can get if I end up deciding on law school. To be honest I need to be more education than grade focused in my studies. I got so busy over the last six months that I barely studied at all. I'm fairly lucky in that I retain fairly well the stuff that does sink in, so last minute papers and cramming for finals haven't tripped me up so far. That's going to change though. I want to enjoy school, rather than just fly through it. While also baking cookies and wiping butts and chauffeuring kiddos and color grading indie films and...