This is post five of Be
Brave. Lose the Beige’s 12 days of New Year’s Resolutions. This resolution is
directed at Lady Boomers and their empty nests.
Ah, the empty nest, a
syndrome that simultaneously fills us with dread and delight. The prospect of
our children leaving home potentially evokes a multitude of anxieties. (Often
this anticipatory anxiety is for naught when our children ricochet back to
their rooms when life out of the nest, with it’s pesky responsibilities,
thwarts their efforts at independence).
“What’s in Your Empty
Nest?” is a question we should ask ourselves as we rebuild our nests and
make room for our own dreams. Of course there will still be some
“room” (although perhaps a shared one alongside your guitar, art
supplies and exercise equipment) for the kids to come home on the weekends. I
am here to testify, it is possible to create a fun, interesting life after the
nest empties, fills back up, and empties out again. So, Lady Boomers, what’s in
or out of your empty nest? Here are a few possibilities:
(1) yappy foo foo
dog; (2) golf bag complete with driver (with enormous club head), putter,
irons, ball retriever, pink balls, great outfit, lessons with cute golf pro;
(3) Eiffel Tower or other fantastic destinations; (4) extra branches in case
baby birds ricochet back to their rooms, (5) tickets to a Broadway show (ON
Broadway); (6) cap, gown and one more diploma to add to your CV; (7) membership
to local YMCA; (8) lots of gift cards to restaurants.
Have a blast!