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Of course there’s always some sort of sports activity you can take up. Like tennis? Golf? Bowling? Get some of your friends and join a league. If they don’t want to, then do it by yourself. There again, you always have room for new friends in your life! (Not to mention you can keep active and get exercise at same time) Ok, now, for those of you who are married (or have a significant other), well, need I say more? Let’s get that romance back! Start taking some weekends together. Go out to dinner or movies. Take a cruise! (They are really nice and can be very romantic) This time can be almost like getting to know each other all over again! Make it fun and interesting. You sometimes get so wrapped up in kids life that you forget you have one of your own. Just use your imagination. Remember, you’re still young, enjoy life!
I know, some of you out there are saying, “But I’m single (or not) and have to work for a living!” Well, if you haven’t been real happy with job you have now, maybe this is a good time to start looking for a new career? Maybe start your own business? If you are happy with your present job; are there some courses that you can take that might help to get a promotion or to just make things easier for you? You can still find some new things to do just for yourself, even if it’s just getting out more with your friends.
Remember, kids are through with school, all grown up and on their own. Time to start looking around and see just what you want to do with you life now. Single or married, there’s lots out there for you, just put your thinking cap on!
No sitting around feeling sorry for yourself because you’re feeling “deserted” or not “needed”. Well, it’s ok for a little while, but not for long! Once you get use to your new found independence, well, watch out!
Besides, they always know they can come visit any time they want. (and probably will quite often!)
Hope you enjoyed this little article and got something from it.
Jeanine Herrin http://www.emptynestmoms.com Stop by for a visit anytime! firstname.lastname@example.org