Monday, August 18, 2014

Day One: My New Adventure Begins


They say that at my age, I should have life goals established. In essence I should know what I want to be when I grow up.  But at 45, I find myself sitting at home for the first time in my life without children present and without a job to go to.  My middle-school aged sons went off to school this morning and for the first time, EVER, I am in an empty, dreadfully quiet home for an entire day.  Don't get me wrong, this is kind of nice, but it is just my first day.  Will I feel the same in a week, a month, six months?

I invite you to follow me on this journey of self-discovery over the course of the next several months as I decide what to do with the rest of my life.  First on my list of things to do, is to pick up a second volunteer shift at the local animal rescue where I've been going most Sundays for over a year.  Then, I need to find an outlet. Photography? Sure, maybe I'll take a class.  Exercise? No excuse for not having the time now. Reading- definitely! Mediation - which I promised I would begin a few years ago - yes, that seems to be on the list. 


This blog will without a doubt touch on my struggles and successes as a new stay-at-home-mom, one with older children. It will also explore the mid-life stage of womanhood that so often goes unnoticed, or at least not often discussed.  I'm sure I'll write about things I know and enjoy; education, parenting, travel, books.  But, I hope as my journey progresses, I'll also tap into new arenas and will write about my new experiences.

But, for now, I have to go pick up my kids.  DAY ONE - down!  Phew!

7 comments:

  1. I look forward to following your journey!

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  2. as the days go by it will be routine, i felt the same
    but i will follow your journey

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Nael. It has been over a year now and, honestly, I am still getting used to it.

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    2. looking forward to reading more about your journey and all of the twist and turns that will help you to create a new life purpose and direction! I know you will do well on your new path!

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