I have to share a funny story….. My hubby is a minister along with his other “job” duties.
Through the years, he has performed many wedding ceremonies as a result for his buddies with the Police departments. He now as a friend that is a Wedding DJ, and that friend has started giving out his name when he goes to bridal shows and events.
A while back, he got a call from someone needing a minister. After the phone call, I told the hubs “honey, you need a website so that he, or you, can give folks your business card and you have a website that introduces you to them”.
He said, ” really? I can have website?”
So, on a leap of faith he let me “Brand” him. I’ve been working on giving him quick lessons about “being Branded” and thus, www.911Preacher.com was born real fast. He will come to me and say “you know, on my website , I want it to say this instead”..
We both have learned during our “not quite yet 50 years” to really get in touch with things that we LOVE and are passionate about and add those to our lives.
I talk to ladies that are in their Empty Nest depression stage, and I seem to hear repeatedly that their husbands are “doing their own things” but the Mom’s are stuck.
I’m not a psychologist, I don’t know the “why’s” that it happens that way.
But, I do know, Mom’s, that you probably spent years putting your kids first and some of the things you enjoyed or loved may have been pushed aside.
I just want to encourage you that when the nest is empty and you have more time on your hands, is the perfect time to reconnect with YOU. What do YOU really like? WHO are you? What were things you enjoyed doing when you were a kid? BEFORE you had stress! I know, that sounds like something a “Shrink” would say. BUT, it really is some questions you have time now to ask yourself and get in touch with.
I’m working on creating a work book that an Empty Nest mom could work through to try to discover hidden you! It just saddens me to find out that so many women really struggle so deeply with Empty Nest syndrome.
Until then, follow along here as I’ll be sharing some snippets along the way and I hope it truly HELPS you to Re-Purpose Your Life now that your kids have flown the coop!
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Kim Steadman is the COOP (Chief Online Operating Person) for The Re-Feathered Nest. A portal for moms entering the Empty Nest Zone who finds they need to Re-Purpose and Re-make their lives now that the kids have flown the coop. Kim can be found on Twitter at @kimsteadman1 and on Google+ at +Kim.