That first time you walked in the door to an empty house, you knew your life had changed in so many ways. No more backpacks on the counter, dishes left in the sink or teenaged eye rolls to greet you. There’s been a seismic change in your life – one you’re not sure what to do with.
Whether we worked outside of the home full-time, were stay at home moms, or helped support our family with a part-time gig, it still feels strange when that one thing we identify with most – mothering – is no longer our day-to-day all-encompassing job.
With that whirlwind of activity called childhood behind us, we have more time to think about ourselves, and that can sometimes feel weird and uncomfortable. What do you mean, it’s now time for me to think about myself? How am I supposed to know what I want when I don’t even know who I am anymore?
This time can feel scary – like you are on a rudderless boat and are just drifting through your life.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way.
I’m Carolyn, a wife of 27 years and a suburban mother of two out of state college kids.
I’ve felt ALL the feelings since my oldest left for college four years ago – and I’ve come through stronger, with the knowledge that while life is definitely different, it can still be amazing.
Life is definitely going to be different…..but it can still be amazing.
My mission with Empty Nest Bliss is to help you see the sun behind the clouds and to share practical tips, ideas and encouragement to make this transition not only easier but a heck of a lot more fun as well. Here you’ll find topics including:
- Parenting College Students
- Health, Fitness & Self-Care
- Cooking for Two
- Learning New Things
- Travel & Outings
- House & Home
I want to know what you think!
What do you find the most challenging about this time in our lives? Where have you found joy that you never expected? What advice would you give to a new empty nester?
I’d love to get your take on the empty nest. Leave me a comment, send me an email or join me in the Facebook group.
And be sure to check out my free resource library. You can find the link in my menu. It’s full of goodies, information, and printables that can make life a little better and this journey more fun.
Welcome to the Nest! I’m so glad you’re here!