An Empty Nest Repurposed

The last couple of days I have thought a lot about my life purpose.  What am I supposed to be doing?  Where am I headed?  This comes at a time when I am experiencing the empty nest.  My three, amazing children have grown and are busy living their lives.  My incredible husband is busy with his career and providing for us and then there is me…

When I was a little girl I didn’t think about life purpose.  I just lived life.  Then at 18 years old I met my soulmate, we married and started our family.  There was an energy about us that was almost palpable.  As we busily tended to our family I didn’t pay attention as the seconds turned into minutes, minutes turned into hours, hours turned into days, days turned into weeks…months…then years…and now here I sit looking back on my life.  My life purpose then seemed crystal clear.  It was so clear that I didn’t even think about it.

As I reflect on my past and turn my attention to the present and also the future I find that I am a little confused.  I am caught off balance.  Here I sit with an empty nest, incredible life experiences and educational pursuits now questioning my purpose and direction in life.  There are so many paths that I could take.  Now, I just need to figure out which one.  What are your thoughts about the empty nest syndrome, family and life purpose?

Growing stronger…