Tag Archives: college

It’s my fifth time, but I was caught off guard

Many years ago, while working overseas, I attended a conference for ex-pat women dealing with change. Various speakers and panels shared their stories, tips and resources. I remember one line from all the many talks we listened to that weekend. “I … Continue reading

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The earth shifted … they’re off to college again

Every now and then the earth shifts and things appear upside down. What used to be true is suddenly no longer true. There was no seismic event in my world this week, but the ground shook and things seem out … Continue reading

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An encore for “5 Habits For The Road Ahead”

Republishing a posting on the topic of  “5 Habits For The Road Ahead” to share with the lively and very engaged audience at Houston Community College (HCC) Katy, who attended the Pandora’s Box Speaker Series today. Looking forward to meeting … Continue reading

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Everyone cried when they said goodbye. Why didn’t I?

I know everyone’s talking about the new iPhone or Syria today, and this is a milestone post for me – #100, which I had intended to honor somehow, but I’m still processing and digesting the new empty-nester life. This may … Continue reading

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Week 1 – 10 Things I like about being an empty-nester

One week ago we dropped off our youngest at university. It was a classic change-vs-transition moment. With a hug and a wave she was gone. One minute we were busy, daily hands-on parents, and the next we were distant, virtual, … Continue reading

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It’s totally different … and yet completely the same

Sitting in the new parent orientation session at my daughter’s college check-in, I took a moment to peruse the student newspaper. Lots of useful, mostly predictable information … best deal on text books, tips on getting along with room mates, … Continue reading

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Arrivals and Departures bring Focus and Intensity

Tis a season of comings and goings. Arrivals and departures. Hellos and goodbyes. Some for the first time. Some for the last. A child arriving home from summer school is once again a perfect delight. The child departing for college … Continue reading

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