Being with my girls is all that gets me through some days! I've suffered severe and ongoing depression since the suicide death of my sister in June of 2004. I do my best to get through but it is really hard some days. Lately the Panic Monster has been getting hold of me which drives me nuts.
My girls changed schools in 2008 and now go to a school that specialises in Gifted education. Raising Gifted kids is a challenge but they are well worth it. They adore their school, really enjoy finally being in a place where being smart is NORMAL and not the excuse for being bullied and harrassed. The work load is harder but far more interesting and engaging.
My older girl graduated High School in December of 2011 and has been studying Engineering at The University of Adelaide here in South Australia since early 2012. She is LOVING her studies there, everything is telling her that she has made the right choice of a career in Robotics Engineering. She has a High Distinction average and was invited to join the Golden Key International Honours Society as her grades were in the top 15% of her year.
My younger daughter is in her last year of High School - she will graduate December 2013. She is planning on studying Science, possibly at the UofA where her sister is studying. She plans on going into Forensics as a career. Her marks are not as good as her sister's were but is still doing very well.
They are also active in Scouting (in troop with both male and female members) which is great for them socially. The younger one is in Venturers, Scouts aged 14.5 - 18 years, which she enjoys a lot. My older girl is in Rovers, adult Scouts aged 18 - 26 years. She is still finding her feet in the group but I feel she will settle down and enjoy her extended Scouting days.