So. My oldest has been drifting and unsettled since high school. He didn’t do well at college the year he was there and he hasn’t been back since. He hasn’t found a “real” job in the intervening time. He lived here a while and with my mother-in-law a while. A little bit of back-and-forth. He’s been doing part-time freelance work as a computer trouble-shooter. Repairs, installations, debugging, I don’t really know. But it hasn’t been steady or profitable.
Back in October, my mother-in-law started coaching him about an unpaid internship she could get him. It would be for 3 months and he’d have room and board. He’d be doing computer work for a non-profit and it would be good experience. both on his resume and in the real-world of learning to have a full-time job.
But it would be in Romania.
I balked. Obviously. But I was over-ruled. So, In mid-February, my oldest flew to Romania and he is living there until May. He seems to be adjusting okay so far. I miss him terribly.