I am hoping my experience will help others during the major life transition of being an empty nester or becoming one. Aren’t you surprised you are here, an empty nester, verses starting the school year shopping with your kids for a fresh, new beginning outfit, backpack, parent meeting? You are not alone.
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During a private session this morning on the phone, a single mom shared with me, “I am ambitious and today I just want to be under the covers. Who am I?” I have been hearing a similar question from mothers and fathers for a decade plus wondering, now what and what is my role with my kids?
It takes time to explore what would be fun for you and to focus on yourself. Think about compliments people have given you over your years. Give yourself sweet permission to not know today and to self-care, which you hear a lot. Self-care includes checking in with yourself about what you are feeling and what you need today?
Reach out. Also, congratulations on this milestone and being the parent, you have been for your children. Celebrate you.
Take good care,
Natalie Caine, M.A. email@example.com