Today my daughter moves into her first apartment. She is going to be starting her 2nd year at Michigan State and is now going to live just off campus. She is only going to be 12 miles form our home so it's not like I'm not going to see her but I'm still kind of bummed. Her lease is for a year so she will be there next summer as well and then probably into her nexst apartment or she will stay there. She is probably never really going to be living at home again
When she left last fall to move into her dorm room it bothered me a little but I knew she would be back home. Now it seems like it's the next step. She might be home for spot stays but I know it won't be for very long. We are pretty close and do a lot of things together but I guess it's a new era. She is extatic about having her own place and no classes for a month and I am happy for her but I don't know that I am ready to be old enough to have a child on their own.
It's all part of life and something that is all good but today will be a mixed day for me.