I had a dream about TR's school last night. This entire process is rough. My kid is 4.5 and we have been in this school admission process nearly 3 years!
In my dream I found a day/boarding school and we moved so she could attend. I could not figure out why we did that because our goal was to be near family.
When we get our admissions letter I can use this energy for something different.
It was interesting meeting parents at the kindergarten screening. I think it's really a parent screening, because they put parents in a room and see what we do. Mr A and I ended up chatting with three other sets of parents.
Quite a few parents were considering both public and private. I think all the parents I spoke to who considered public, lived in the same part of the city. One mom told me how high the API was and I told her API scores that high scared me away. A volunteer parent who has a kindergarten already in the school, agreed with me. That was nice. It's nice to have different philosophies.
The parents who were considering public and spoke of the high API were a Stanford grad and lawyer and a Princeton Phd in computer science and they were both black. Good stuff! When the Phd wife finished explaining her job, no one else wanted to tell their profession.
She designed programs to date fossils and other interesting things.
I would like my kids to be educated in an environment where high levels of achievement is the normal.
I am not focused on educating my kids for future employment. I want them to be thinkers and feel equipped educationally to attack challenges they may face.
Back at One
In law school I wanted to be a tax attorney and focus on estate planning. I started out at an accounting firm doing real estate tax accounting, not tax law. Estate planning was not the work that kept finding me. I found myself working with disability law and now I keep getting referrals to do, special needs trusts. The trust work has started finding me.
It finally clicked, that I can marry my disability law work with estate planning work. Not sure why it took so long for that button to click.
I always try to think of ways to weather potential future law changes that might ruin my business. Special needs estate planning is a great direction to grow and increase stability. Now I shall get myself retrained in estates and such. Whohoooo!