Monday, September 01, 2014

(this reminds me why they call it empty nest and not empty sty!)

Last weekend, we dropped the last of our three children off at college. While I am so excited for him and so aware of how lucky we are to have reached this point in our lives, I couldn't help but be a bit sad. I felt like I'd been fired from a job that I was good at and enjoyed.

I had a three day pity party for myself. Fortunately no refreshments were served. I just was sorry to say good by to this part of my life. I considered just quitting a bunch of things, including Spark People.

But on Thursday morning, I woke up and reminded myself of all that I have and all that I have to look forward to oin the future and here I am.

Planning to stay with it for September. For the fall challenge. Remembered that the only thing I've ever survived in my life is my own foolishness and that I need to get over myself. Too bad that don't make a ribbon for that.
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    I am SO GLAD you did not quit Spark!!!
    I am also glad that you were able to accept your sadness and look forward to the future.
    Sending you lots of emoticon and emoticon
    2496 days ago
    I understand completely. I seemed to have lost myself without the kids here so I've actually picked up MORE stuff. Now I'm able to just go (to work or volunteer) without having to worry about them. Now if I could just be free of the dogs.......
    2517 days ago
    Empty nest can also be fun - time for yourself. I went through this a few years ago & found I has a hard time remembering ME! So look for the positive , you can find it.
    2520 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Empty nest, I'm so not looking forward to that. You have been a great mom though, look at those kids off to college and doing great as well. I can't even imagine how hard it must be having them gone, I know we all make it through, but I also know it has to be so hard. Maybe it is time for "ME" time, do all those things you've always wanted to do and never had the time for, take care of you!! and enjoy it!!
    2520 days ago
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