Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Empty Nest Alert

If this is the first season of life without children around, there will be multiple unsettling emotions and thoughts running through your soul.  If your child, especially the ‘baby’ has been away at college about a month, you are probably struggling with intangible feelings of a loss of identity.  Be encouraged to give yourself some space to develop your new identity separate from your children.  Go on a search for who you are.  The journey of self-discovery without children in the home can be frightfully exciting and challenging.  

This could be the time to develop an identity that includes a focus on your own health and fitness goals.  Using the time that was once spent on children gives you the time to discover what God has planned for your well being.  

What is a 'secret' desire regarding health and fitness.  When you think about it, it makes you laugh.  Example:  "I could be a yoga instructor."  

The path to being a yoga instructor begins with attending yoga classes.  There are lots of varieties, so using this 'free' time gives you the opportunity to shop around until you find the right connection.

It could also include running ultra marathons, completing tri-athlons, joining a gym, swim classes, coaching a youth sports team, and any number of positive ethical/legal/moral opportunities.

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