Sometimes people say to me, "Oh, I bet you can't wait for Vernon to be done with school. That will be such a relief."
I don't really see it like that. To me, I have enjoyed every part of this journey. It doesn't really matter if Vern is in school, out of school, working as a schoolteacher, working as a chiropractor... whatever. It is all just a part of life and I have enjoyed seeing the journey unfold.
I haven't played "the waiting game" (waiting to get done with school, waiting to live somewhere else, waiting to get married, waiting to earn more money... in order for life to be better) since I was in high school when I dreamed of moving to California where I would meet River Phoenix and live happily ever after. Our eyes would meet as I was walking down Hollywood Boulevard, we would fall instantly in love, get married, start a family, and all my dreams would come true.
That is a game of my youth, and it is not worth living today.
I sometimes hear people say, "Oh, I am too old to go back to school. I would be 33 when I got done." (Or 42 or 57 or whatever). But here's the thing... you're going to be 33 anyway. So why not do what you want to do, no matter what, instead of getting hung up on numbers (financial numbers, age, etc)?
That's what we're doing, and it has been an excellent journey so far.