My Podcast Journey

My son Eric took this picture of me just before he left for college

My son Eric took this picture of me just before he left for college

Thursdays have been the day I post a weekly podcast and I am sure you have noticed that I have not posted one in a while. I keep hoping that I will pull one out but each week comes and goes and I do not do it. The truth is that I miss my sound engineer and my son, Eric. He was my go-to guy who took my material and magically turned it into the weekly podcast. Now that he is in his first year of college, I have tried to do it on my own and I have done it on my own but my heart is not in it. I am sure when I feel ready I will either figure out how to keep it going myself or hire another person to help me transmit weekly podcasts, because I have always valued bringing my conversations on TFIO to life! But for now, it was important to give you the reason why you haven’t heard me on the blog and I am sorry. I look forward to bringing back the podcasts and when I do, you will be the first to know!

With Love, Melissa

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Moving days, Milestones, and Motherhood

P1050020I am moving my son to college tomorrow. The day has finally come; after the college tours, the high school graduation, and the too-short summer, we are packing up and getting ready to go. To move, I will be wearing these jeans and t-shirt, which is always my go-to outfit, not just for the comfort but for the style. And I will remember this day and this outfit. The day Eric was born, I wore a bright yellow dress. He was a big baby and I must have looked like a huge bumble bee walking through the hospital corridor! Too funny. That day feels like yesterday.

Although I have the questions running through my head: did I teach him enough, did I prepare him enough, did I do enough? And although I had a fleeting moment when I wondered: How would it be if I moved down there with him? – today is not about loss. Today is about love; the love that a mother feels when she nurtures her baby for eighteen years, and then sends him off to fly on his own. I am moving my son to college tomorrow. And I will remember this day and the outfit I chose to wear. With love.

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You’re a grown-up heading for college. What to wear??

College bound

College bound

College bound classics

College bound classics

I head back to college today! Not for me, but for Eric and his orientation. What to wear, as the mother of a student and not the student himself? Casual, yet mature, yet stylish, is the look I will try for. I guess I will start with my camo khakis and easy walking shoes. Wish me luck!

See you in a few days.

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College Bound!

Beanies

Beanies

I’m off to college … not for me … for my son! I leave today to tour colleges with my 11th grader and I don’t mind telling you that I find the whole thing a little freaky! How is it possible, when I remember being in college as if it were yesterday? I guess time flies, though, because it really wasn’t yesterday, but actually, the late 70s/early 80s. Oh well …

My college friend Sarah tells me to be on the lookout for students – men and women – wearing beanies. According to Sarah it’s definitely a trend: a beanie, like the kind you can find at urban outfitters, is a slouchier version of the skullcap. I’m on the lookout …

Be back in a few days! Will miss you! Wish me luck!

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