“Daddy’s in School Now”

The pressure is on. I’ve taken advantage of one of the many benefits my employer offers and have decided to take the big educational leap into college. That’s right folks, Daddy’s in school now.
In an ever-competitive workforce, more than anything, big corporate has become increasingly adamant in wanting team players who possess a degree of some sort. I’ve enrolled in a four year program seeking a Bachelor’s in Methods of Shoe Lacing. What…? (You don’t think I’d let this blog post get by you without some frame of humor do you?) I’m just kidding peeps. My shoe lacing strategies are crackerjack. In fact, I was the original inventor of the quick-release tugboat bowline sneaker tie; a lacing method that was destined to become the most popular, go-to sneaker tie of choice. That is, until Velcro came along… (That was another attempt at stand-up comic humor. How am I doing?)
Ok, back to being serious. I need to finish this post because daddy has a first draft Persuasive Essay due in less than 36 hours. This old coot is on a sound path toward Communications with a concentration on Technical Writing. Why shouldn’t I focus on something that I enjoy? Hey, it only took me 35 years since graduating High School to figure it out. With a Technical Writing Degree, I’m on a mission to scribe the first ever instructional manual on – Inter-Galactic-Jetpack Travel (As contracted by Subaru). That’s big bucks right there folks.
Ok, I’m really getting off track here. This is supposed to be a blog focusing on healthy kids.
What I’m learning about online schooling is that, my sleeping habits are now completely out of spec. My propensity for keeping fit has nearly been cut off. My fuse of tolerance has dwindled, and I’m finding myself occasionally detached from parental responsibility. I’m only in my second term and I’ve realized that I need to refabricate my daddy and husband doings. It’s a balancing act that teeters on a very fine wire. But alas, I won’t forget what’s important. My wife, my daughter, they are first. It is they that I hold high upon my shoulders like Atlas supporting the globe. And if I should find myself beginning to sway, at risk of having them tumble down off the strength of my trapezius, it is then that I shall step away from the books to keep stable what I hold dearest. Higher education is not a race. At this stage in my life, it may not even be necessary. But I’m continuing on my own personal journey toward “finding myself” and loving every minute of it. Most importantly is the understanding that, without the never-ending loving support of my wife, and without the joyous observational watching of my growing young gal, I just don’t think I could do it. My compass is true. And now, it’s back to my Persuasive Essay.

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