A few weeks ago it occurred to me that 4 years from now, September 2024, I’ll be an Empty Nester! My youngest, of 7, will start college and I’ll be home a.l.o.n.e. I won’t lie….it’s gonna be the best everrrrr! It will, trust me, I’ll be walking around my house naked just because I can, and my husband will take a long vacation to join me! And, with all money we save from not buying groceries, I’ll have a pool put in the backyard, skinny dipping duh!
Going from a 17 yr 24/7 SAHMom to an Empty Nester has me a little rattled. I welcome change, I value change, I enjoy new adventures, but this isn’t only a change, it’s an end of a chapter, the end of my Stay at Home Career – the only career I ever wanted, and retirement is just 4 short years away. I’m ready but I’m not ready.
I’ve spent so many hours, days, months, playing with hobbies, certifications, a class here and there, but a blank slate is coming.
So, after brainstorming, blog reading, and binge watching YouTube, I came up with a list of things I’m considering working towards:
- Go to school. I’m looking into Ensign College.
- Professional Pool Installer
- Full-time Artist & Graphic Designer
- Dog Walker, for only my dog
- YouTuber, that would be hilarious
- Professional Tourist
- Contemporary Dancer
- Chocolate Taster
- Lifestyle Blogger
So many great options! I’m excited to see where I end up.
Articles, Books and Blogs I’m reading to better prepare me for Empty Nester’hood:
- Pen & Parent article
- Empty Nest Blessed blog
- From Mom to Me Again -Melissa T. Shultz book
- Doing Life With Your Adult Children, Keep Your Mouth Shut & the Welcome Mat Out – Jim Burns book