How does one prepare for an empty nest? Should I prepare for my empty nest? My youngest child will graduate from high school this year. Soon she will be off to college. I have an older daughter at home but she will leave soon and even if she is at home, when your children get older, it’s not the same. They are rarely home and they do their own thing. You know what I mean if you have or have had an adult child at home. This is why I will still consider myself to be an empty nester when my youngest child leaves for college. As parents, we spend so much time doing things for our kids. All of a sudden, there are no more activities to attend, games to cheer for or school meetings to go to. The house is quiet and you find yourself with time on your hands. I better get ready! I know that I will be sad. Here is a list of a few things I am going to do to prepare:
- Finish setting up my jewelry studio so that I can make some jewelry.
- Share my journey with you!
- Make a list of all the things that I want to do but have not had time. My bucket list.
If you will soon be in the same situation, we are in this together!! I would encourage you to find yourself again by trying different things. One thing that I would love to learn how to do is sew. I plan on finding some time to take a sewing lesson. Dabble in a few things so that you can find “your thing”.
Stay tuned! Will you be an empty nester soon? What are you planning to do with your time? I would love to hear from you!