Today I talk with Sarah about how the empty nesting went last year and how I'm feeling now that both of my kids are home for the summer.
Just one year ago on the podcast, Ishared the reality of empty nest syndrome, including myapprehension and grief aroundmychildren leaving for university and the sale of their childhood home.
But their time away brought many unexpected gifts, andIfound myselfenjoying the agency and freedom that came with the un-parenting. I traveled loads by myself, and myhusband and I downsized to a fun downtown neighborhood.
There was an adjustment period around how to both parent and “un-parent” from afar, and now with my kids back at home for the summer, there’s another re-adjustment happening for all of usas full nest syndrome sets in.
understanding your own needs and communicating them effectively
handling friction with your newly “independent” adult children
what you need to let go of and care less about to fully enjoy this time
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After much soul-searching and a few false starts, she left her 12-year career in law committed to designing a more balanced life she didn’t need to escape from.
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