I have friends in all different stages of their lives.
Single friends staying out late, newlyweds planning honeymoons, new parents surviving on little (if any) sleep, and then…the group that I can relate 2 …the Empty Nesters.
I don’t remember any one of those early stages of living being any better than another. Selective memory perhaps. I Enjoyed them all while I was there. Again, selective memory.
Retirement 2 follow. Not sure how much I will enjoy that.
Life offers perks with every milestone, we all know that. I didn’t used 2 believe this, but now that I’ve lived through a few of those phases I look forward 2 the next chapter.
At this time of year… what’s coming next for those moms and dads just about to send their little ones 2 school for the first time? Some tears, many heart-clenching, shoulder-grabbing good-bye’s and even some determined school bus chasers.
The other end of the spectrum? It’s those little ones that have (nearly) grown up and are now trying (desperately) 2 send their helicopter parents back home. Alone.
Check out this clip from The Today Show
- Learning to Live (and Love) in an Empty Nest (time.com)
- The True Psychology of Empty Nest Syndrome (lisalb1.wordpress.com)
- Financial Tips For Empty-Nest Boomers (huffingtonpost.com)
- Help for Empty Nest Syndrome (everydayhealth.com)
- Community Post: Empty Nest Christmas Tree (thehighcalling.org)
- Meredith Vieira on Marriage and Her Empty Nest (pbpulse.com)
- Empty nest syndrome anyone???? (dorazsays.wordpress.com)