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!