I am really excited for the summer. I am looking forward to saving up some money while living with Aunt Ferne and the kids and then moving into my own apartment in August or September.
Right now the plan is to save up the damage deposit and a months rent. I mentioned that my brother is planning on coming up. He’s going to come up the end of July or whenever his course is finished and start looking for a job.
I am excited that he is moving in with me. It’s my turn to take care of him. My parents have been doing it for his whole life (24 years) and it’s time for me to take over and help. I think he will do good up here.
In the meantime I am getting settled into my Aunts. It’s a little awkward since I am used to taking care of myself and not worrying about anyone else. Good practice for my brother actually. I am hoping that however long he lives with me I can help him take control of his own life and stop acting like a child.
Given his issues I know that’s probably wishful thinking but anything is better then where he currently is. I know it’s going to take some planning and some homework to get him into the right programs with my parents help but I am hoping that we can move towards more independence and maturity.
He really is a great kid and I love him to death and just want what’s best for him. At the same time it is time for my parents to get a break. They deserve a little alone time. He’s not only hard to handle but he’s a full-time job to a point. Maybe that can change? Hopefully I am not getting my hopes up. But I have noticed a big change in him lately in some ways. For the better.
In the meantime I am going to enjoy the summer. I am putting together a summer bucket list of things I want to do. At the top: indoor rock climbing, whitewater rafting and some hikes to find some waterfalls and take pictures.