A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
(I had a month blogging hiatus in May and reflected )
Blogging started out as way to fill the void left after a
sudden empty relationship and an empty home after my only son ventured to college. Two very different events colliding simultaneously resulting in feelings of loss.
Cactus flower/ sharp yet beautiful
Almost a year ago, in July of 2014, I started to use this blog to strive for self-actualization,
fun, and spiritual growth. Thus turning potential
sadness into a positive time of personal
adventure and I accomplished 110 days of newness!
Life events have come to a full circle.My son is home from college for this summer and even though he
bounces between my home, his dads home, and his friends, I am now comfortable with the
quiet empty home and/or the son filled home. I also have a new personalrelationship. Both very different events occurring at the same time resulting this time in unique feelings of peace and hope.
In this world loss takes many forms but with hope there is survival and sometimes something even better emerges. (Someone other than me must of said that first).
Life after an empty nest, life with or without a partner, both can be self-
actualizing events which give rise to your
Spiritual Reflection What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. they are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. a new life has begun! (2Corinthians 5:17)