Back to reality

We've been in Orlando for just over 2 months and I have to say it's not too bad as I thought it would be to come back to Florida. I still, though, really miss Louisville. I miss my friends, my church, and my life there. I have been thinking about why what wasn't broken had to be fixed. Really, everything was fine, well everything except my husband's career. I'm struggling a little with the changes that are taking place in our lives down here.

For example, I think I am the only parent who is not looking forward to school starting. Why? For many reasons, first there's the whole thing of having to get up early, wait make that very early. Then there's the fact that the academy that my son will be attending is half an hour away and I'm not excited about the daily commute. There's the financial factor too, it's really expensive! Oh and did I mention gas? One of the bad things of Orlando is that it's so big and spread out you have to travel quite an distance to get from point A to point B. And the cherry on top is that there is only one freeway and if you don't live by it then you pretty much are left with taking side roads. Side roads that are heavily transited.

Last year I was so excited for my son to start school. And throughout the year I happily got up every morning to take him to school, even in the cold wintry snowy weather. But this year I'm just not feeling the whole school thing. He on the other hand is once again excited to go to school. I don't know why I am having such a hard time. I just want everything to go back to the way it was. I have spent the day pondering on this and in my head plays the song Back to Life Back to Reality, by Soul II Soul.


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