I will be adding more details soon, but here are a few ideas on how to start preparing for your empty nest.
1. Live in the moment> Enjoy your senior year. As you may have chronicled your child’s first day of school, take some time to make those “lasts” special.
2. Let go a little more> Trust that you’ve given your child all the tools that they need to go out in the world. Give her a chance to make more independent decisions and make mistakes.
3. Nurture your marriage>Start to reclaim, renew, and revel in your relationship with your partner. Schedule in a regular date night. Talk about books, current events, art, movies…anything that isn’t the kid’s schedule.
4. Expand your horizons>Reconnect with old friends. Revisit hobbies that you left behind. Try a new hobby(or two!). Make plans to travel.
Start to envision what you want your life to look like once your kids are on their own. What can you do today to prepare for your empty nest tomorrow?