Updated: Nov 23, 2022
This week I celebrated my twin son's 18th birthday and the impending 'Empty Nest Syndrome' raised its ugly head.
The sadness of my last babies leaving home and the realization that I would be going through this alone was quite overwhelming.
I gave myself permission, space, and grace to let that wash over me before sitting down and giving myself a good talking to. I became my own client.
Takeaways from this conversation:
The world is my lobster and I have nothing to stop me from getting back in touch with my spontaneous, adventurous side
I can get up when I want, have my music as loud as I want, and eat when I want
I have years of wisdom and experiences that gives me so much freedom moving into the next chapter of my life
I have raised kind, loving, and level-headed boys and if they f*$k up (and they will), they know they have a soft, safe place to land where they can brainstorm ways for them to learn from these experiences and grow stronger
We are each other’s greatest cheerleaders
Distance will never diminish the love we share
I’ve still got my sense of humor!
I know it's going to be tough, emotionally but I need to remember that as parents this is what we are here for. We are gifted a short amount of time to raise kind, resilient, productive, and caring children so they can forge their path in the world and live their life to the fullest.
Okay, I'm ready. I've got this. Change is inevitable and where growth happens. One step at a time.
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