Questions from an Empty Nester in a New Land

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?

Or

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.

Image How else will I discover new lands?

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2 Responses to Questions from an Empty Nester in a New Land

  1. kellysalasin says:

    Linda,
    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,
    Kelly
    http://emptynestdiary.com/

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  2. kellysalasin says:

    pomegranates 🙂

    Like

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