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Empty House?


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Our youngest child has gone off to college. We are now in an "empty nest". I am so happy for my daughter...I have not shed a tear. I don't feel like this is an ending. I feel like this is a beginning. So why am I faltering on my goals? I now have all the time I need to do what I need to do but I haven't been doing it. I need to find that inner peace, set myself up for a win and move on. I think that what I am really doing is just taking a pause. Enjoying the moment, because truly I am not sad. I can make whatever I want to for supper (no complaints) set out for a early morning run (no one is looking for lunch money) go to an evening class. The possibilities are endless so I am doing nothing? I am writing this, as I know you all will hold me accountable and give me that kick in the pants I need.

I have a 10K coming up at the end of September...heat be damned. Best get my butt out there. I know what I need to do, and my pause is over...time to get back to living life.
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RUNNERRACHEL 8/30/2012 8:50AM

    Even if you are happy for your daughter moving on, it is still an adjustment so give yourself time to get used it.

Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JENNKNUT 8/30/2012 8:43AM

    Happy to report I got my running gear on, went out for a quick 2 miles, and I feel really good. I am redefining myself, not just as wife, mother, but as a RUNNER....it feels good. I also have been getting up earlier and earlier...whats up with that? Maybe just the quiet of the house? I don't know. Life is so good and I really appreciate you stopping by!


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TDEMAIO2 8/30/2012 7:17AM

    I totally understand how you are feeling :O My only child has gone off to college and I am SO lost : ( my whole world has been focused on raising him and now it time for me to get a life and I have no clue what to do or how to do it? Everyone is tell me to date :O Not so sure about that? I need to focus on me- just me and like you I am not doing to much about getting a life. But what I can tell you is I have been getting up every morning even earlier 3:30am :O that I normally do and I have been working out not only has it been good for my bootie but it has been GREAT my
head and my thinking process : ) I am taking this being single and now childless one step at a time.
NOW this is a little kick in your bootie to put on those running shoes take one step then another and start running : ) you will feel SO good and I can almost promise you will have a BIG SMILE on your face when you are done :D

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