Saturday, September 14, 2013

Middle Age and the Empty Nest


 

I am sooooooo depressed!    I knew it was coming!   I just didn’t know how much it would hurt! It is so unfair! I am already trying to cope with the ravages of middle age and the changes it brings. Now I have to adapt to life without children.

 

I am retired. I have spent the last 13 years caring for my home and family and working at home on my eBay store. I live in the Midwest. I have two sons – one in Florida and one in Las Vegas. So far away!

 

I just don’t know what to do with myself. I am still a young 57 year old. I have been married for almost 33 years.

 

I am suddenly undecisive. Should I start a new career? Should I get a job? More hobbies?  I enjoy my freedom from having to work but I need a new purpose.

 

My friends tell me that it is best to do nothing when you are undecided. Perhaps I should think about what I like to do and what makes me happy. Another friend said I should get a puppy to replace my sons.  I’m not sure I can make that kind of commitment.

 

Time goes by so fast!

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