The Empty Nest
You watch them walk down the driveway, bag in hand. They crawl into the back seat of a taxi and away they go. You stand there waving as they drive away, waving out the back window at you as they disappear around the corner at the end of the block. Off to the big city to start a life for themselves.
Or something like that…
What I just described might seem like a cliché from a cheesy movie, but this exact situation takes place in one form or another all the time. You raised them, shaped them, taught them all that you know and got them ready to take on the world on their own. And now they are off to take on the world, as planned.
So now what?
Let’s go back to before your kiddos came into the picture. What did you want to do then? Did you want to travel? Seek out adventure? See all the places your dreamt of when you were a child? If you did, now might be the perfect time to do so.
So what do you WANT to do?
Do you want to sit on the couch? Watch TV? Scroll through the endless social media feeds? Cut the grass? Clean out the garage? Prune the hedges? None of that sounds like much fun, does it? Certainly not adventure level fun. Maybe it’s time to pack up the big empty nest and trade it in for a new, vibrant tiny home, packed full of your taste and personality. Maybe it’s time to dust off your pre-parental dreams. Go travel. Seek that adventure. Drive down that coast. Road trip across the country.
And why not take your home with you?
If life is what you make it, then home is where you take it.