This Chick has decided that there are going to be some changes coming to Chick in an Empty Nest. When I first started this blog it was with the hope that in some small way I could help people who were going through some changes in their lives, namely in their newly acquired empty nest. The more I researched and wrote the more I discovered that I don’t feel the way many people do when they are in my situation.
I kept reading that I was supposed to be emotionally distraught and that I would become depressed. This didn’t happen to me or my husband Phillip. Sure we were sad for a while and we missed our babies, but we went on with our lives. In fact, we have made completely new lives where we are the center of each other’s attention instead of the children.
As time has gone on I have realized that I can not relate to what a lot of empty nesters are feeling because I simply do not feel that way. I don’t want to pretend that I understand when I just don’t. Phillip and I thoroughly enjoy our new found freedom. We love being able to go places and do things without worrying about the kids. This is our time! We have worked hard to raise our children right and we deserve to celebrate!
We spent the majority of our adult lives devoted to our children and now that they have moved on and are living their own lives we are reveling in their independence, OUR independence. Don’t get me wrong, I miss them, some days more than others, but never to the point of being emotionally distraught or depressed.
Going Through Some Changes Again
With that being said I don’t feel comfortable offering advice to someone when I don’t really understand their situation. I have decided that there are going to be some changes coming to Chick in an Empty Nest. This chick will no longer be posting about empty nest syndrome or anything that has to do with how to cope with your new lives as empty nesters. I am leaving that to someone who can truly understand what you are feeling.
Instead, I will be posting about living life. That’s where I can really relate. These are the golden years! I intend to live them to the fullest. I am learning new things and loving the path my life is on. From now on you will be seeing posts about the new things I am learning like Custom Crafted Hand Turned Pens and the places we go such as our upcoming trip to Memphis, TN to see Michael McDonald. My posts are going to be about things I can relate to and I hope that you will be able to relate to them too.
I don’t want to dwell on living in an empty nest because that is not what my life is about. It is about rediscovering myself, loving my husband and having a blast doing it! The changes coming to this website will reflect that.
In the coming days and weeks, you will be seeing what I am talking about when I say there are changes coming to Chick in an Empty Nest. I hope you will like them. My plan is to slowly streamline my blog to fit my life. I feel that I will be able to write better posts about things that I am passionate about. You have probably noticed already in a few of my more recent posts like Why I Stand For The Flag.
I am more than just an empty nester. I have strong opinions about politics, life, and people. My posts are going to contain those opinions. I am not going to promise to be politically correct because that is not me. I will not write things to intentionally cross those lines but if I feel strongly enough about something I will say enough to get my point across.
So get ready for the new and much-improved Chick in an Empty Nest. Yes, the nest is still empty but my life is not! All I can say is stay tuned….