The 5 people that are the core of what I call my family, all stand today on the brink of change. Some of the decisions are already made, and all that is left to do is to follow the path. Some of the decisions are still being made, even as the path unfolds.
Downtown Dad and I, torn between the holding on, and the nudging out of the kids, also are wondering how we're going to navigate our own lives when it's just the two of us.
Bobby is at a point where he must step out into unfamiliar territory, in order to pull his life together and move forward. A job search, particularly when you are dealing with emotional issues is a difficult process, but in the end, a daytime job, medical benefits, and a steady income will go a long way toward a healing process.
Tessie, as she always has, makes two great strides forward, then falters and takes a step and a half back. Her progress, though slower than others, is at least progress. She begins the college process reluctantly, but with resolve, knowing she must, to support herself and her art.
Bearly literally flies the nest on this day. His path, clearly, and meticulously planned, his carefully cultivated network, and his lifelong thirst for knowledge have him already a step or two ahead of others his age. He walks confidently toward what his compass has been aimed at for most of his life.
Funny, how all of these life changes have swirled around, coming to a head on this particular weekend.