Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy guy

Son2 opening Christmas gifts

We talked to Son2 yesterday. He was in a good mood.  He started dating someone and was telling us about her.  He also was happy about his band's show on New Year's Eve.  He also says his Winterim course is going well.  So... life is good.

Pretty soon he will start his spring semester, and it sounds like it will be very busy.  Since he's hoping to graduate in May, he is taking a full load, planning to continue to work, and I believe he also has to hold a senior art exhibition and I'm sure he wants to continue with his band.  It's all very exciting, but I'm a little apprehensive about it all.  It's a lot, and although he's been doing well, I really don't know where his breaking point is.  

After all we've been through, I still worry.  I don't know if I will ever get past the fear of relapse.

I think I have a reputation at work of being a glass half empty sort of person.  Ok, so I've been in the dept for 15 years, and I think I'm just being realistic and honest, but I guess sometimes it comes off as being a pessamist.  Maybe I focus on the negative a little too much.  I also think my experience with Addiction in the family has changed my perspective.

Today, though I'm glad Son2 is happy.  He looks happy, doesn't he?