Well, this summer is going to be different, but for right now, my plan is just to go with the flow.
People have asked me about what I'm going to do now that I've graduated. I've had difficulty explaining, not only because the concept is rare nowadays, but also I've just been scared to go against the culture, and of what people might think of me.
I'm going to be a stay-at-home daughter. I'm also going to be tutoring through the summer and fall, and I'll wait on the Lord to lead me if He wants me going in a different direction. I've had various responses to this, as a lot of people I've talked to assumed I was going to college. Well I just finished two years of college, and that'll give me a jump start if I decide to continue. At this point, I don't need to transfer for what I want to do.
Some people have asked, "Well why are you in college to be a mom?" I've replied with things like, "Why not?", "Who do *you* want raising the next generation?" and "Well I want to be the best person I can be."
There have been, snorts, chuckles and eye rolls.
However, I have had positive responses from people who have told me to follow my dreams, be the best person I can be and some people have thought that it was cool that I wanted to be a stay at home mother.
On a more short-term note, I've been thinking about this summer. I'll be working, but my largest goals are to get my license (I just need to get more practice in), to re-do our reenacting wardrobe and to get in shape. I've got projects I've lined up for being a stay-at-home daughter, but right now I'd like to focus on those three. I'd also like to:
Take a photography class
Have a picnic
Learn to fish
Ride on the back of a motorcycle
Ride in a convertible
Swim lots (I bought a swimsuit the other day)
Have a movie night
Go to the Seattle Aquarium
Take a yoga or Pilates class
Which reminds me, I could be exercising right now!