"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw
"I found my school," she relays quickly.
I can hear the excitement in her voice. She has been on several college visits and few have ended without questions or hesitations. She's found schools she likes, but I haven't really felt she loves any of them. Some are too small. Some are too expensive. Some she's not sure she can get into. Some she's not sure she will fit in with the people who attend. Today I hear the click in her voice. I know it feels right to her.
"They have my program," she explains. "The size of the campus is perfect. It's big, but everything is easy to get to. The dorm rooms are small, but they are nice." She rattles through a list of things she likes about this school.
I listen. Enjoying the sound of her enthusiasm and feeling the relief of knowing she is pleased with this decision. "When does the visit at the next school begin?" I ask.
"I'm not going," she replies, "I've found the place I want to be. I just wish it wasn't so long until I start."
The application is submitted. Her school has forwarded her information. Now we wait to hear a definite answer on her application. So many opportunities are ahead. Today I celebrate POSSIBILITY as Cassie stands at the beginning of her journey.