|NOT my birthday cake!|
They may not come packaged in the way that I once expected, but they will still be the gifts that I most need. Even if I don't find the job of my dreams right away, I will find something that teaches me and helps me to develop new skills. Or I will have the opportunity to work for myself. Even if I can't afford school right away, I will research grants and loans and take advantage of the extra time to put money away in savings. Even if we can't afford the dream home, we can still find a great home where we can make our dreams manifest through our own hard work and at our own pace. And, even if I don't make new friends right away, I will still be within driving distance of my sister and many of my dearest friends for the first time. I can't wait to be able to see these friends more regularly.