|In Full Bloom|
The painting above was done two weeks ago. I am totally blocked right now. I am not sure why. Oh yes, well, I am sort of sure why. Winter is coming as they say on Game of Thrones.
Also, I knew senior year was going to be stress filled but it is even worse than I thought it would be. At a PTO meeting the other night they handed out a laundry list of deadline dates for all things college related. And believe me, all things are college related at this school.
It is mind boggling. I am so ill prepared. When I graduated from high school in 1967, there were two tracks. College or not college. There were plenty of kids who did not go to college. They took typing, home economics, shop etc. Many went off to fight in Vietnam. It was a different time.
At Brookline High School we are suppose to let our student follow the process and guide them along. To see him not doing it though or not taking any interest in it is so stressful for me. There really is no other option for these kids at our school. Everything this year is about this that and the other thing for college. The statistics from last year's class (over 500 students) 96% of the kids went to college. 36% did not need financial aid. We live in a really wealthy town, even though we are not. Last year 1% did not go to college and 1% went into the military.
I just don't know what will happen to my grandson if he doesn't go to college. Even if he just goes to a two year college. Something. Anything.
I don't know, I really don't and it is really upsetting. Hard to focus.