We look forward to our children going away to school or moving out on their own. An enormous amount of time and effort is focused on the process.
We feel proud, relieved, excited… and acutely aware that their energy no longer fills our home. People refer to us as “Empty Nesters.”
How strange! Like any life transition, it feels uncomfortable in the beginning. Embrace all the emotions you feel, moment by moment. Reflect on what is possible now.
Jean Shinoda Bolen’s words ring true for me: “When we are in a threshold time, what we decide to do determines what comes next.”