Yes, I am attempting the Ultimate Blog challenge again. I am already a couple of days behind because of the nasty flu virus that inhabited my body on Christmas day. It took an arsenal of drugs to push it out of my body, but it left me with broncopneumonia. I have another batch of drugs to fight this battle.
Some may question my resolve in attempting the challenge when I will begin college classes tomorrow. I haven’t been in a college class in over 40 years. My friend Anna, who is a junior at the same school has been very supportive and encouraging. However, as she prepared to return to campus these past few days, her support has taken a different tone. “Your life as you know it is over” she told me last night. “Just wait and see,” she said with a perverted gleam in her eye.
Tomorrow morning I will walk into a classroom with no idea what I am doing. I will still be battling this demon cough. I will still have other responsibilities to handle. I will still spend time with friends and family. I may have to ask my 15 year old grandson for homework help. I will still be doing this blog challenge. I will still be 61 years old.
Just in case I find myself taking this all too seriously, I only need t0 look at the door to my room. There is a beautiful handmade sign hanging there. Anna’s younger sister made it for me from deep blue (my favorite color) construction paper. It says: “College of Charleston Girl. Love you, Cathy.”
My friend is right. My life as I know it is over. Maybe that is going to be a good thing. I believe I am creating the life I have always dreamed of living. I don’t really know, but do we ever know what tomorrow holds? I may fail miserably or I might just be the best senior citizen student the college has ever seen. Either way, I am ready to find out.