Your off on your own, for the first time.I know in many ways your more than ready, and in others your probably just a teeny tiny bit worried that you may have to google some basics - just to stay afloat....So, here are some tips -- cuz I wont be downstairs or a twenty minute drive away....
An Alarm Clock -- is a useful thing..use it!!! Even if you set alarm on your phone -- shit happens - a backup is critical...:)
Laundry -- Do it!! Nothing makes a room smell worse than "ripe' running clothes or wet towels that have been left to fester in your hamper..One laundry pod goes in first -- then a nice heap of your laundry. No sorting of clothing or colors is necessary. Follow washer instructions - your golden..Then pop in dryer -- and voila, clean clothes, fresh towels...And there is nothing better than clean sheets.. Enough said!!!
Food - Eat!!Three meals are important.You have a meal plan, an awesome dining hall and type 1 diabetes....Eat healthy and well..Bon Apetit!! And, don't forget to eat a cookie or more than one slice of pizza, every once in awhile..
Door Stopper -- Why you ask, do you have one? Moving in and out it's essential.. And in college, open doors are friendly invites....So, leave yours open -- sometimes...:)
Calls -- You'll be busy with class, enjoying your independence, social activities, new friends and all that college has to offer. However, I'd love to hear your voice on occasion -- and know that your ok...In short, don't forget to call/text me -- at least once in awhile...Luv u...--
Last but not least....Your more than ready for this new adventure. I'm excited for you to begin this wonderful new phase of your life, this adventure. I will miss your face in the morning, or more like in the afternoon - lol..:) I will miss your voice calling "Mom" from your room, your insightful opinions on just about everything happening in the world, as we know it. I will miss your sarcastic, no holds barred, comedic slant on all our world events. I will miss hearing how all your stories/scripts are unfolding, in that crazy ass creative brain of yours. I will miss you asking, "what's for dinner?" Most of all - I will miss you -- This is how it is supposed to go, though....It is bittersweet, as a parent, to know that all that used to be will be forever changed with the departure to college. I couldn't be happier that it's finally your turn!! It hasn't been the easiest road that has delivered you here, but you have made it!! I'm proud of you!! Be happy!! Embrace this adventure - it's sure to be the experience of a lifetime! Be bold..Believe in yourself..Smile..And, know this for sure --your mom loves you -- and will miss you!! Know unequivocally -- there is no question too big or small, that only your mother can answer -- so, remember, -- I'm only a text away..Choose happy wherever and whenever you can...And, of course, make good choices...I love you..