Sunday, August 26, 2012
I am about to enter a new chapter of my life! My hubby and I will be taking our DD to college tomorrow and we will return home to the empty nest --- well ---- there will still be us and our two dogs --- that's one dog per person! But it's been 27 years since we've been "Home Alone"!
Most people have mixed emotions about entering this stage of life - and I guess I do too --- but I'm going to take the positive attitude and use this time to get caught up with myself. For 27 years, I have put others first -- I have spent time staying home with our kids --- I have been the school volunteer, the girl scout helper, the band booster, the 4-H volunteer, the taxi mom --- and on and on and on! It's all been fun, rewarding, and great! I can honestly say that my joy bucket is full! woohoo for wonderful parenting years --- I have no complaints and I am blessed!
But --- now it's ME TIME!!!! Time for ME!!! and I must say I'm really looking forward to it! I'm ready to get some things done -- stand aside procrastination b/c I'm gonna GIT 'ER DONE!!! I plan to get organized, declutterd, healthy and fine tuned --- I'm ready to have time to do what I want, what I need and what I can do --- I'm even planning on "dating" my hubby again --- you know how it is when you're raising kids -- you tend to put them first -- entertainment is going to a game, concert, school event, etc. -- so once again, we will be going and doing things just b/c WE want to --- does this sound selfish? It's not meant to -- like I said -- I've loved raising kids -- but now that time is changing (although they say you are NEVER done raising your kids!!!!) and I'm going to enter this new adventure with some positive gusto! I'm sure I'll be a mess tomorrow when we actually leave our little girl on campus --- but I'm planning to think and be positive about it all --- it's not like I can turn back the clock ya know! Others far greater than me have tried --- or so I've heard!