It’s weird:

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I’m an empty nester. I don’t know how to feel about this. With everything that is going on in the world, I haven’t given it much thought until now. What am I going to do with all my free time? There is honestly a lot I can do in my free time. I’ve been working on two books, reading and just trying to get me together. It’s hard to make the transition now that I have grown kids. I don’t have to go to school events, school sports, etc. My schedule no longer has to revolve around there’s. No more back to school shopping. It just feels really weird to me. My daughter will be starting her 1st semester in college in August. My husband and I will have more time to do things. It just feels weird. We are looking to buy a home within the next year. And to be honest I might want a dog. I have taken time to take care of everyone else, it’s now time to take care of me. But where do I begin with this? First I need to love me more. Take care of my mental health more and just say NO more. I have done so much and it’s my time to rest and enjoy myself. I never thought that would be possible until now. If your an empty nester do you have any advice for me?

3 thoughts on “It’s weird:

  1. Hey there – first of all, congratulations on raising your children to the point where they can try life on their own. That’s a major change, and a major achievement. Second – I don’t have kids, but my mom went through this when I left home. She found that one of the most important things was *not* immediately filling up her schedule with a new “to do” list. She said it was better to *let* herself make the transition, rather than *make* herself make the transition. You don’t have to be busy all the time. You can tell people, “I’m seeking meaning for this next phase of my life.” Good luck to you and your husband.

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