When the kids finally left home, many questions came to my mind ~
What does it mean to be a “mother” now?
What does it mean to be a “father” now?
What does it mean to be a married couple now after all these years?
What’s our purpose now in life?
What’s next?…….. For me?….. For you?….. For us?
Who am I now?……feels like a new adolescence, sort of.
Is this the end of me?…………Or the beginning of a NEW me?
What’s around the unknown curve?……new horizons look foggy now…
Will anyone want to hear what I have to say now?
Am I “too old” to be respected and heard?
Am I finally “old enough” to be respected and heard for all I have learned & experienced?
Without questions, there are no answers. I’m learning to hold these uncomfortable questions, trusting the answers will come in their own time.
I tell myself it’s OK to feel adrift in new, uncharted waters.
2 responses to “Questions from an Empty Nester in a New Land”
Thank you for voicing the questions that we all have–whether we are aware of them or not 🙂
I’m enjoying the read, Traveling with Pomegrantes, which touches on this deep place of transition.
Yours in the Journey,