It's not that I am not thrilled for her. I am! I think she made a great choice for a school based on her interests and what she wants to study. I think living on campus has huge benefits. This is an exciting time for her.
We've been gathering/collecting items over the summer and now we've started putting them all together. Seeing all her stuff is a reminder that it's getting real. She really is on the cusp of a new adventure.
** I wrote this several days ago but never posted it. It is even more real tonight and the pile is much bigger!