This blog is dedicated to all mothers who are transitioning to an empty nest; those who still have adult kids at home, and those whose nest will be completely empty soon.
Please share this blog with your friends who fit this description, so they?ll know that they’re not alone.
The empty nest season is just around the corner. You might be busy running around from one event to another, watching your child saying good bye to their childhood and taking their first steps as adults.
There are thousands of thoughts going through your head: how will I survive without them when they leave? Am I really getting old? What will I do with my free time? What if they get in trouble?
You also experience so many emotions, sometimes contradictory emotions, all at once: grief and celebration, pride and sadness, joy and anger, excitement and fear.
You feel excited and relieved because peace and quiet are on their way to you.
You feel anxious and scared because there are so many question marks, such as? how will it affect your relationships with your husband?
You feel pride and satisfaction for being a good parent.
Dealing with so many different thoughts and emotions might feel overwhelming at times.
It might help you to know that there are many women out there just like you and you will, just like them, find your way to use this transition as an opportunity.
An opportunity for growth.
An opportunity for fulfillment.
An opportunity to connect to your purpose, to who you truly are.
An opportunity to create the life you want.
My son left for college 4 years ago. My daughter is leaving in a few months, leaving an empty nest for me. Having the experience with my son, I know that I will make the most out of my coming transition. I have learned how important it is to accept all of the emotions: the joy and the sadness, the celebration and the sadness. And when it’s time ? to let go and create the life I want.
Please share with us if you have an experience with this meaningful transition.
How does it feel?
How do you handle that?
What’s the opportunity for you?
Also, tell us if you want to hear more about dealing with this transition.