Empty Nest Support Services
Now What Do I Do To Start Over
Hello empty nesters,
I raised three kids, good times and suffering times. I am ready for me time and still I cry for all that has ended. It is normal, I know, but I just can't do this part alone. I parented them and now I want to be parented. I can't believe I just wrote that.
I just mean I am tired. I want guidance and a cheer leader for me. I will get over being tired, but I really know I need suggestions and caring to travel this emptiness of no kids at home and the wonderment of my new role with them. I get needy to hear from them. I want them to be independent and happy and still include me in what's up for them. I am trying not to lead them and that is when I realized I am the one who wants to be led.
I am done with my career of teaching. I am an extrovert and leader. I just want someone to take the lead right now. Thank goodness it is sunny and I can be outside.
I am going on a vacation in August. I know how to have fun and friendships, but I want a new direction that adds to life. I don't regret my wonderful family with my kids and devotion to them. I don't even think I could have done anything differently to avoid this sadness. It is normal. My fear is missing out on something that I can't see and losing that great school community where we were all in a similar stage of life...being parents. Now what without that community from school performances, sports, auctions, sleepovers, parent meetings, year to year graduation parties, well the list is long of what is over and the question is what is next.
Please share with me as I will with you.
Strong and sad at the same time,