Slice of life writing challenge - Day 7

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Justin crawled into bed at 4:30 am, coming home early from the night shift which was great but he messed up my morning because I did not want to get out of bed anymore now that he was here. Now the whole day has flown by and I need to touch up the curls on my hair for my grad banquet tonight.
I'm convicting! *tear* I honestly have no words to describe how I feel...All my dreams are coming true. I am going to be a teacher. The only thing I have wanted to be since grade six. I went and picked up my grad photos today. They are perfect. I'm scared and excited at the same time and I am just filled with butterflies. I am sad to leave University, it has been an awesome four years. At the end of a very long and hard road I think of this new country song that sums it all up.

Trace Atkins- You're gonna miss this
She was staring out the window of that SUV
Complaining, saying "I can't wait to turn 18"
She said "I'll make my own money, and I'll make my own rules"
Mamma put the car in park out there in front of the school
Then she kissed her head and said "I was just like you"
You're gonna miss this You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Before she knows it she's a brand new bride
In a one-bedroom apartment, and her daddy stops by
He tells her "It's a nice place"She says "It'll do for now"
Starts talking about babies and buying a house
Daddy shakes his head and says "Baby, just slow down
"Cause you're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Five years later there's a plumber workin' on the water heater
Dog's barkin', phone's ringin' One kid's cryin', one kid's screamin'
She keeps apologizin' He says "They don't bother me.
I've got 2 babies of my own.
One's 36, one's 23.Huh, it's hard to believe, but ...
You're gonna miss this You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this"

I am going to miss this, I'm going to miss writing papers, and reading textbooks and taking multiple choice tests. I'm going to miss bad cafeteria food, and scrounging in my purse for enough change to buy a juice, I'm going to miss the jokes and the togetherness of the Gamma Cohort, I'm going to miss getting yelled at by profs, I'm going to miss it all! Time has gone by way to fast.

I'm going to find some Kleenex now and go redo my makeup now that I cried it all off.

4 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

Congratulations on finishing your teaching program. Now the fun begins!

Blink said...

Ditto the congrats. Isn't it exciting to realize your dream from when you were a kid? How many people make that work?

Kevin said...

Good luck with everything.
I am sure it will turn out fine and your dream is on track.
Kevin

GirlGriot said...

Hurray and congratulations to you! Now you get to dive into the adventure of teaching.

(@ blink: it would be so wild to realize my childhood dreams: I'd be a go-go dancing biochemist right about now!)