Empty Nest or A Wide Open Summer

Empty Nest or A Wide Open Summer

Recently, my husband accepted a promotion which includes travel time of about 60%. We pondered over this decision for some time. The pros definitely outweighed the cons. There was no room for upward advancement in his previous position. I too have started a new teaching job within the past six months.  We are both busy “learning the ropes”. As summer looms ahead, I am realizing that I will have quite a bit of time on my hands. This will be the first summer that my daughter will not be home. She will be busy working either in Baton Rouge or accepting an internship in some big company out of state. It already feels a little odd that no one will be in my house for half of the summer.

Wait a minute! I must be feeling a little lonely right now. I need a reality check NOW!

This summer will present an opportunity to explore myself and my interests. I have family and friends nearby as well as far away. I am planning on using the miles my husband is accruing to visit friends living out of state. My husband’s job takes him to Argentina, Rio de Janerio and Panama. My passport is up to date. I am planning on throwing some pots, painting, redoing some things in my house. Of course, writing will also be included in my day.

I am so glad that I took this writing challenge. Thank you Margaret!


3 thoughts on “Empty Nest or A Wide Open Summer

  1. margaretsmn March 17, 2015 at 1:28 am Reply

    Hey, we can have writing days together! Sounds like a plan!


  2. Peg D March 17, 2015 at 1:44 am Reply

    Way to look on the bright side. The opportunities with definitely help with the empty nest feeling. I’m glad I have time before I have to experience it. Definitely not ready. But from my friends I’m not sure there is a way to prepare. Have fun and enjoy your summer when it gets here.


  3. Pamela Fernuik Hodges March 17, 2015 at 2:07 am Reply

    Your writing helps me see that a situation is often good or bad depending how you look at it. I hope you have a wonderful summer writing and being creative. And, hopefully, you will get to see your daughter.


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