Road trip 101. First things first. LT & I are on a road trip to visit the college of his choice that is about 600 miles from home. It has been quite the adventure so far. The first thing I learned – always bring an atlas. Google maps and apple maps may be readily available on your phone, but they are not always the best indicators of the actual route you should take. When in the world did we start listening to a machine to tell us where to go??!? I’m firmly convinced that those things are updated by Scooter and Moron in the back room of an un-named tech company where they have been spending their days on drinking or smoking pot! I kid. I’m sure those products work fantastically. However, I’m also certain that the people who wrote the code for them have never been inside the state of Missouri. They can’t possibly know what they are doing. We were driving around rural Missouri for 2 hours before I said enough – get back to a main highway! Then, miraculously we found the western edge of Missouri and were on our way…I was so frustrated. At least we were listening to Jim Gaffigan who had me laughing so hard I was crying. Finally a good reason to cry.
I’ve been having a rough time. I’m not sure if it is all the change with LT, tiring of the drama with Jack’s drinking/alcoholism, my own hormones or what. I cry all of the time. Over nothing. Over everything. I’m trying some changes to my antidepressants, so hopefully that will help SOON.
I’m currently trying to relax while LT is off at the U bonding with his fellow freshmen. I hope it will work – for both of our sakes. I do think he is in the write place. After the orientation yesterday, I feel confident that he can thrive here. Succeed. Not just make it. As long as he takes advantage of every opportunity for help that they offer, he will flourish. That is my prayer for him.