Grrrreeeeaaaaat. difficult child has a job. She's cleaning houses, which is fine, but let's face it, it's not a lifelong job. Every job she has is faced with half heartedness on her part and she's never really 100% present when she goes in. She seems to like this job, in that she doesn't have a boss breathing down her neck and although her jobs are timed, she's out and about. She discovered that her AC works yesterday - yeah! Anyway, she was complaining about her job the other day and I mentioned attending school in the fall - to try the phlebotomy program again or something else if she's interested. The words were barely out of my mouth, pretty much still floating in the air, and she blurted out a "No. I am never going to college Mom". Okay. So, I'm not asking for advice or even venting really. Just wanted to share my disappointment. I understand that not everyone desires or even needs higher education. I'm included in those who haven't finished college. And I know a lot of people who have gone on to be successful in their lives without college or trade school. But it wasn't easy and there is a disparity among your peers in the struggle to acquire the same jobs out there. I just worry about difficult child, because with her fight or flight mindset (hers being flight!), she has a tendency to give up too easily and I don't know, I just worry about that. So, that's it, just putting my thoughts down. Now I can let it go. Thanks for listening.