Have you, empty nesters, thought about how people begin again?
Well, the sweeties are back to school or almost there and you turn to NOW WHAT?
Patricia called and asked me what have you heard people are doing to find their new interests?
First I want to share that some people like to leap to stay busy and others want to sit and reflect for awhile. There is no rule. What is true is knowing who you are and who you aren\’t. You need to accept you will make choices you don\’t like…some call that mistakes. Who doesn\’t make mistakes?
What am I feeling and what am I thinking about right now? Ask yourself throughout the day and evening. What support do I need?
Melissa called today, a client I adore who taught me as I taught her and she said, “I am feeling so much better, but boy those first weeks of not having my daughter at home were beyond what I ever thought would come up for me in an Empty Nest. I hope those feelings don\’t return, too much crying and lack of energy.” We had a wonderful catch up time on the phone and I passed to her….if the feelings return, good news is, YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT BEFORE AND NOW YOU KNOW YOU WILL BE OK AFTER THE TEARS FALL.
Sometimes the anxiety of not being ok is worse than what is. Who wouldn\’t be sad not seeing someone you care so much about and on top of that , feeling older, uncertain about your next step in life, let alone past losses that may emerge because you are humanly feeling vulnerable.
Take very good care by treating yourself well and staying connected.
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