Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It Is What It Is

by Mouse

How does an American lesbian in Toronto balance graduate school and motherhood?

The idea: Mouse and her wife move themselves and their preschooler North to a country where they can avoid the increasingly nasty politics back home, be recognized as a legally married couple with all attendant rights and responsibilities, and Mouse can take another stab at that PhD she’s been eyeing. It’ll be easy.
The reality: Life doesn’t get any easier. New scenery, new routines, new challenges. Nothing earth-shattering, but it sure can test Mouse’s attempts to be level-headed and calm. Which is why she must frequently remind herself, “It is what it is.”