Here it comes.

I think E was about a year old in this picture which means I was 20. He is currently 22 so he is 2 years older than me in this picture and that is TOTALLY freaky. I’ve been torturing myself lately with old pictures of him as he is just two months from graduating from college. He is getting a degree in Mass Communications and if you are located anywhere closer to me than Brooklyn and are hiring – PLEASE HIRE MY KID.

Because right now his plan is to head to Brooklyn where he has found a bedroom to sublet for the summer and he hopes to find enough opportunities to make money that he can find another apartment with other friends at the end of the summer. Either way – it looks like he’s heading towards New York, at least for a little while.

I think he’s way braver than that girl in the photo above who had a baby at 19.

He told me I’d have to come visit and I told him that only if he held my hand the whole way because I’m terrified of traveling and big cities and people, so a trip to NYC might actually kill me.

And I know he belongs some place bigger than Huntsville, AL. I think I was just hoping he’d settle on something like Nashville.

My heart is not ready. It’s a good thing I have so many friends with kids spread out around the country because I’m going to need some Mama Bird therapy after my Baby flies away.

4 thoughts on “Here it comes.”

  1. Just got back from a week in Manhattan (1 block from Hamilton, no less 🙂 and thought of E many times (since A/L told me his tentative plans)…Each time thinking how he’s going to be AMAZING there and love it so much!!!

    Not gonna lie…It SUCKS when they’re far away, and that’s apparently what we signed up for with this whole parenting thing…That they’ll always leave in the end?!?

    But, DAMN, didn’t we raise some Awesome humans??? ? XO

  2. It is an excruciating thing, to be sure. I’ll tell you what though…have heart…because JUST about the the time you are used to him being gone and you stop worrying all the time and have started to get back to your own life… he will come back and want to move in with you. Indefinitely.
    Hang in there!!

  3. I’m from Brooklyn and let me tell you, once he has a job there he will blossom! Finding the job is the crucial step, but I believe that where there’s a will there’s a way. And I bet you’re going to love NY seen through your son’s eyes 🙂 Hugs!

  4. You/he needs to talk to Kim. She REALLY wants to move up there and pursue some opportunities.

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