For the past few years my hubby and I have been able to do some things that we never were able to do when we were younger due to time, finances and the different schedules of us and our kiddos. What fun it has been to be able to just get up and go on a trip at the spur of the moment.
Earlier this year we were thinking we wanted to go to California around the Pebble Beach area. In doing some research, my husband found a cruise that goes along the entire West Coast from San Diego up to Victoria, Canada. If that wasn’t enough, we mentioned the trip to some dear friends who are in their empty nest years, too. They made their plans to join us and what fun we had. This is just one of the perks of living the empty nest life. When we get to missing our life with kids, running around and schedules to keep, it helps to just go do something fun, just for us.
If you are a mom with children still at home, enjoy and make memories of these years. Also, realize that someday, your children will be on their own living their lives and you will be living a life on your own, too.
What are some things that you hope to do some day when your children are on their own? Do you have a bucket list? If not, you might want to begin one because when the time comes, you will want to get started on all those things that you’ve dreamed about no matter how big or small. I never really thought about what I wanted to do, I just enjoyed my life as a full-time mom. I’m in the beginning stages of realizing how wonderful this can really be. I’ve got my list going!
Enjoy this time you have with your children and just know that your time will come where it is just the two of you again to enjoy life together.
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