As most of us have, I’ve been thinking about this past year a lot the last few days. It’s been a year of high highs and low lows for the Lesh family. We’ve had some wonderful events, such as Isabelle being accepted into college and DJ becoming a high-schooler, and a few challenging times which I will not detail. I’ll let that past be past.
However, at the risk of jinxing it, 2015 looks very bright. In June, my first-born turns 18! A huge milestone for so many reasons. Just days later, she will be graduated from high school and just days after that, DJ will be eligible for (and presumably get) his driver’s permit (15 ½ – yikes!).
In August, some or all of us will go back to Outside Lands for the 3rd consecutive year and a couple of weeks later, I’ll be taking Isabelle to start college at Emory University. That is going to be an emotional time for everyone.
In September, DJ starts at the Harvard-Westlake upper school.
In December, DJ will (presumably) get his driver’s license and, in case all that is not enough, I turn 50! My father tells me he is sharpening his wicked skills and I am an easy target, so I will spend the year girding my loins for a roasting of epic proportions.
There are some more potential events, but I’m not willing to risk jinxing those just yet.
One way or the other, it’s going to be an exciting year!