Give them wings to fly
It can be quite difficult for parents to adjust to a new home and family dynamic after all their kids have moved out. You may start to feel anxious, down or restless, but it’s important to realize that along with this big change come many possibilities. Rather than an end, this time in your life should be a wonderful new beginning.
When you teach your children lessons of life as they are growing up it’s easier for them to be ready to live an adult life. But at the same time, you also should be preparing yourself as your children grow into adulthood.
Take this time to reconnect with yourself as well as others. Pick an old hobby back up or explore something new that you’ve always meant to try. Make time to do the things you want to do without any disruption, and go to the places you want to go without having to worry about others. Having an empty nest isn’t a bad thing; it simply means that it’s time for you to spread your wings too.
Categories: On A Thought