I am single mom living in Pittsburgh PA . I have one son who was off to Purdue University in August 2014. Thus a year ago I became an "Empty Nester" and with a sudden end to a relationship I was also an "Empty Relationship-er." Thus I decided to start to blog about trying new things with humor, reflection and some biblical guidance and I pulled myself out of the quagmire of potential despair. This blog is a survival tool box of newness for anyone who wants to try some new things!
What this Blog was(is) about-
In June, 2014, during my nosebleed long seven (7) hour drive back from my child’s college orientation, the light bulb illuminated –why not challenge myself to trying something new everyday this summer (2014). By the end of this path, I hopefully will have replaced the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of my child or long gone love interest, with new self interest(s). The goal was to find things that I really like to do or not to do.
My idea originated from two sources: Maslow path to “self actualization, ” which is reaching ones complete potential,
... and A New York Times bestseller authored by a good friend, “Everything I need to know I learned from a Little Golden Book.” Both of which I reference periodically in the blog.
Future of the Blog
During the summer of 2014 I managed to blog about something new everyday. Now I blog at least weekly trying to share fun new things and or experiences in Pittsburgh or elsewhere.
A year later life has come a full circle (See Day 111). 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 personal relationship.Life after an empty nest, life with or without a partner, both can be self- actualizing events and sometimes something even better emerges,which give rise to your best you!