Empty the Tank. Advice to the Child Leaving for College.
I am staring at the big elephant in the room. He is right there. We are eye to eye. I can’t avoid his gaze and yet I want him to go away. But he won’t. He will be staring at me with lazar sharp focus until September 19th when my daughter leaves for college. She is my oldest and the first to leave the nest. I know I have discussed this before, probably even obsessed about it, but it’s now here and it’s looming all over my household. My child is leaving. She is packing as I type and this weighty issue is almost more than I can bear. But as sad as I am that one part of my life is winding down, I am thrilled that a new chapter is beginning for my wonderful child.