I'm off to take my oldest daughter to the College/University Fair this afternoon.
Yes, my oldest is old enough that we have to start thinking about things like this.
And yes, I am old enough to have a daughter this old. I just don't like to admit it.
I have no idea what we're going to find today or what my child is going to want to look at.
My eldest has no idea what she wants to study at University and she's one of those kids who does well at a few things so she has some choices.
I want to help her, but I want her to make the decision for herself as to what she wants to do and where she wants to go. She needs to decide the future that is going to suit her best and make her happy. I can help, but I can't make the decision.
I think deep down she'd like to follow her passion for art but she knows getting a well-paying job in that field could be a challenge.
She also has great marks in science so we'll look at those programs too.
She's got the marks for medicine and she's also an amazing writer.
So. Where does one start?
Personally, I think we'll start with lunch and part way through the afternoon, if things get too much, we'll skip out of the fair and go and look for some shoes.
The conference is being held in a part of town that has some nice shoe stores and when the stress of deciding ones future gets too much I think it's always good to distract oneself for a while
And looking at shoes?
That's a good distraction.