I’m so excited to be participating in the #write31days for the month of October. I had so many different ideas for what I wanted to write on this month and I settled on focusing in on the season of life that I am in right now, which is the “empty nest” season. I’ve talked to some people who do not like the term, empty nest. I actually did some research on possible ways to word it different. I wasn’t able to find anything that sounded right. I personally don’t mind the term, “empty nest.” I think it’s kind of cute… as in the picture I found that is on my graphic of the little nest with the eggs in it. I loved my season of having children at home and I miss it. I’m thinking that there could possibly be a reason some think negatively of the saying, “empty nest.” It may be that they don’t like this time of life where the children are gone and it’s now just the two of you and you are wondering what you are going to do with yourself with all this time without children to fill your day.
My conclusion is…..there isn’t anything we can do about it to change it, so we might as well make the best of it and learn to soar with the eagles. We want our children to soar, don’t we? Well, we need to soar, too and that is what we are going to learn to do together. I do hope that you will be encouraged and challenged to do as my byline says, “design a life that you love after your children are gone.”
You may be in the throws of raising your children now and you can’t even imagine not having them under your feet. I think you may learn something anyway. Trust me, (I know you’ve heard this a million times) time goes by so quickly and the better you are prepared, the smoother your flight will be when the time comes.
I’m excited; I hope you are, too! See you tomorrow, as we begin to cover the many areas of, “Making A Full House A Home For Two.”
Day #1 – Introduction
Day #2 – Embrace Life!
Day #3 – Be Your Authentic Self
Day #4 – A Forgiving Heart
Day #6- Now Is The Time To Get Fit
Day #9- Your Time Will Come
Day #10- Have a Merry Empty Nest Christmas
Day #30- What I Wish I Had Done and Known Before Now
Day #31- Resources