What will I do?
The rallying cry of empty nesters is the mating call for reinvention. So many friends are going through this horrible/terrific transition after their kids leave home.
Yes, we'll miss them, we'll wonder how to get by without making their school lunch, yelling at them to clean up, waiting up till 1 a.m. to hear the front door close quietly behind them, dragging them out of bed, making their friends get their feet off our coffee tables...
But this is also an opportunity to take back some of our old life, a time where we wondered what we could do to make our own lives full and complete, a time when we reveled in thought of our own personal indulgences, hobbies and creative passions. One way or another, we've all wondered what we would do with a little more time if we weren't so busy raising our kids. Would we expand our careers, finding a passion we could turn into a job, finding a hobby that nurtured our soul?
What would you do if you had a little extra time on your hands or needed to find something to fill that now-missing piece of time in your life? Sometimes, the hardest thing is to figure out what we like and what interests us. Right?
Here are some ideas for embarking on this journey:
- Keep pen and paper handy at all times -- you never know when a great idea may pop in your head or where you'll be when that inspiration crosses your path.
Enjoy and Happy Reinventing!
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