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Offline FeelingBetter

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Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« on: September 08, 2018, 10:17:01 AM »
I know it is still hard for some of us getting through this empty nest phase and was wondering if you have thought of what you want to do now? Have any of you tried making new plans for your further? Are you trying to get 'reconnected' with your spouse? Thinking of getting a new job or even going back to work?


There's so much that can be ahead of us but just seems at times to take a lot of effort to get going again after we find ourselves with an empty house.


Just some words to think on (not that most of haven't already been 'thinking' and wondering!) Would love to hear some of your thoughts and ideas. Who knows might even help some to get encouraged to get motivated and kick some new ideas around.

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Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« on: September 08, 2018, 10:17:01 AM »

Offline Jeanine

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Re: Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 11:44:18 AM »
Nice post FeelingBetter! And yes I think it would be great to get some ideas and thoughts going on this subject. Anyone?

Offline MaryB

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Re: Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2018, 04:55:16 PM »
I cant about the empty nest, but I can relate to retirement and I can say NOTHING went as I had planned....  they say there are 3 opinions,  your's, mine and God's and you know who wins every time!
I'm curious what other's have done, too.   :goodpost:

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Offline David

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Re: Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 09:51:57 PM »

FeelingBetter, my wife and I both still work and we love our jobs.  My wife and I have always been close, but it's easy to forget how much time and attention a child requires as the years go by.  I guess we're learning how to live together again. 

MaryB., I love that photo of your pups.  I can NEVER get mine to sit still and look at me when I'm trying to photograph them.   Maybe that's a new skill I could learn as an empty nester.




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Re: Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 01:57:45 AM »
I've been trying to focus on getting myself to go out more; to meet new people, find new interests, and broaden my horizons. I just feel like if I keep doing the same things and hanging out with the same people all of the time, I'm never going to really break free. Does that make sense?

My husband and I are also taking on a new venture together - we're going to remodel our house. We're going to try and do the work ourselves too. Neither of us are super handy, so it should be a fun learning experience.

I read somewhere that learning something new together is one of the best ways to reconnect with your partner. We're hoping that's true!

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Offline MaryB

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Re: Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 12:22:42 PM »
MaryB., I love that photo of your pups.  I can NEVER get mine to sit still and look at me when I'm trying to photograph them.   Maybe that's a new skill I could learn as an empty nester.


lol David..  that is my one baby sitting on her sister!   They usually sit up there together but the one would not move so she kinda thought about it and sat down anyway.  I laughed so hard over that.  It's one of those rare pictures that caught a perfect moment.. 
Thank you for compliment. 

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Re: Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 12:23:32 PM »
I've been trying to focus on getting myself to go out more; to meet new people, find new interests, and broaden my horizons. I just feel like if I keep doing the same things and hanging out with the same people all of the time, I'm never going to really break free. Does that make sense?

My husband and I are also taking on a new venture together - we're going to remodel our house. We're going to try and do the work ourselves too. Neither of us are super handy, so it should be a fun learning experience.

I read somewhere that learning something new together is one of the best ways to reconnect with your partner. We're hoping that's true!


I think that is true.  The more we do, the more experiences we have, the more we find we like!
Good luck to you! 

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Re: Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 03:36:07 AM »
Hi! All those thoughts had crossed my mind in the past. The biggest change so far is my own lifestyle. Improving the current relationships and creating new ones are much more challenging. As for career, it's too late to make a shift now.

A friend made a casual remark about taking it slow and enjoying the moments. "Take it as break time." Sitting at home all days would make me crazy, but I do try not to overthink these things.

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Re: Just wondering, What is Next for You?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2018, 11:16:29 AM »
When our last born daughter left for college, I realized that I needed to stop being erratic and settle on a routine that I'd follow very diligently. It wasn't easy at first but after some time, new friends started occupying my space. On the other hand, being alone with your partner helps you to know them better and so, it becomes possible to wade through this phase, together.

Learning something new (together) is definitely a nice way to reconnect!

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