11/12/2011

Wonderful, if not perfect

"That time of the semester" has come early this go round.  We had the 4th Semester Banquet on Thursday night, and tonight is the school's banquet.  It's basically a prom replacement for students who have been living on an island for 16 months.

What makes this so bittersweet for me is that my husband and I will not be attending because he is repeating this semester.  That's right.  We should be moving back to America in 5 weeks, but instead we will be here another 4 months.

The whole repeating thing was a hard pill to swallow at first.  Mostly because my pride was getting in the way.  Being a student is what I'm good at.  I graduated with above a 4.0 from high school, aced my AP exams, magna cum laude from college.. school is my thing.  And somehow, Chris's schooling is mixed in with my feelings about myself.  It's a confusing mess of emotions for me.

Even though I'm sad that Chris is repeating, I am thrilled that I get to come back to Dominica after Christmas.  Although I complain sometimes about the island, I really do love my life here.

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2 comments :

Khemarint and Monique said...

I'm sorry to hear that but it will be ok. What doesn't kill you, makes you Stronger! and plus, i truly believe things happen for a reason:) so maybe this mess is a blessing in disguise!

Katie Price said...

Thanks Monique, that's the way I'm trying to look at it too.

p.s. I love seeing your status updates about all the fun you are having back in CA!