Today my son is 15 and like most parents in my position, I can’t hardly believe it. Time just sneaks by with such quickness. What feels like overnight your tiny, chubby-cheeked darling turns into a clever, sensitive and very independent 15 year old. He is an amazing person and despite our struggles, he’s still my main man.
Yesterday we both “stayed home” and hung out all day (after a late start, you know because given the opportunity the teenager wants to sleep in). It was a good day, all-in-all, and a good end to a very celebratory weekend. It just happens to also be Jim’s sons birthday today, who is also 15, so we planned some fun events for the whole crew.
Today it’s back to reality. Back to work for me and back to school for C. He had delayed an inevitable presentation in English class which was totally stressing him out. Getting up in front of a group to give a speech (or for any reason) can be nerve wracking. At least the subject of this one was something he is interested in, Greek mythology. I’ve got my fingers crossed for him. It’s icky timing having it be on his birthday but such is life.
I’ve got two “official” weeks left on my current gig and I’m trying very hard not to get “short-timer” syndrome. I still have a full set of stuff that needs to be done in the next two weeks and that will keep me going, but every time someone mentions something that needs to happen in June or July or beyond that, my mind wanders away. June will be a transition month for me and by July school will be in full swing again. The best I can do for the project and my team is make sure those “future” tasks get onto the master project plan with assignments and due dates. That was what 80% of my job on the project was supposed to be and yet it turned super-technical and most of what I was doing required learning new tricks.
I’m not an old dog, but I feel like I’m coming to the end of my desire to learn new tricks when it comes to certain things. I can’t quite explain why I’m so over transplant data and HL7 yet when it comes to AWS or Tableau or the start-up life, I’m still enthusiastic about learning. I guess I’m probably just done beating one dead-horse and ready for riding new ponies.
Anyway, The rest of my day today is spoken for and I will not get to spend anymore time with C for his birthday. He is going to be spending the evening with his dad. I will, however be going out to dinner with Jim and his kids to celebrate his son’s birthday. It’s pretty wild that him and C were born on the same day. It actually came up on the first phone conversation I had with Jim last year. “What are the odds of that?!”, we both said.
Well my time is up again already and I’ve got to get my act in gear for the work-week.
Party On, 🎉 🎈 🎊