Next Monday, April 30th, I will go before my Final Review Committee to defend my thesis. I don't have any real doubts about the outcome, but I am still nervous. There is still that "What if?"
A new chapter in my life is developing. Not only am I discovering who I am as an artist but my mothering skills are now going to be heightened since I won't be preoccupied with school deadlines and doing my home work. Yes, teaching college level will have it's own version of homework, but I will have time to do it now.
Also, I have found myself in the company of a wonderful man as of late. I have faith and hope that this new chapter is going to be one that opens new doors in many different aspects of my life.
Time moves quickly and I don't want to miss a minute of it. All of the hard work and late nights are paying off. I know that I haven't seen the last of troubled times. They are always going to be around, but I know that know matter what I will get through them. The past has proven this.