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Carrie Leigh
01 October 2018 @ 01:01 pm

My sweetheart, my smart, kind, sanguine, handsome firstborn son, Ethan Conrad, graduated from high school in May, and *gasp* DID NOT GO TO COLLEGE.

I had very mixed feelings about this, at the time.  I loved college.  I loved school!  I found out who I was during those four years and made a lot of decisions by myself, both good and bad, and grew up a lot, too.  And I wanted that same thing for my boy.

But that was not what he wanted.

Ethan decided (probably several years ago) that he didn't love school.  He was good at it, he had all the cords and honors at graduation, but like his Dad, the whole academia thing didn't feed his soul the way it did mine.  He made the decision to go to work for our family business, AAA Electric, here in Amarillo.  He will enroll in the four year apprenticeship school and become a Journeyman Electrician, and will be making a really great living when he graduates.  While he's doing that, he will work forty hours a week, most of those out of town, much to his mother's dismay.  

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