Monday, October 1, 2012

1st Day of Empty Nesting...Intro


31 Days of......what?????

Hmm ... After much deliberation I chose "Empty Nesting."  I have been in training for the Empty Nest for the last few years, and as of July, the transition is complete.  It is final.  It is irrevocable.

There is a lot of pain in the change, and added to so many other things going on here in the last couple of years, the pain has been intense and pervasive.

But I want to find hope.  

There are two sides to everything, so.... 

Empty Nest = Despair and Depression and Sadness?  


Or Empty Nest = Freedom?

To both questions may I say a resounding YESSSS!!!!!!

Day 2...Kidlets

Day 3...Pizza Night 

Day 4...Boys

Day 5...Good Night

Day 6...Eggs

Day 7...Reprieve
 
Day 8...Pause

Day 9...Relentless

Day 10...Style Show 

Day 11...Good Bye

Day 12...Math 

Day 13...Dinner

Day 14...Laundry 

Day 15...Church

Day 16...Shopping 

Day 17...Illusions/Delusions

 

2 comments:

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

You are right---both feelings are prevalent! I love my empty nest, but that doesn't mean I don't love my kids. One of the reasons I began blogging in earnest is because I saw myself as having two choices when my daughter left home for the big city--I could (a) crawl into a bottle of gin and stay there, or (b) I could reach out to other women who were also empty nesters. I'm glad I chose the latter!

Marytoo said...

Kirby, that's it exactly!!! Thanks for visiting!