We’re on the path to the much …
… empty nest.
And I’m not sure how I feel about all that.
In all fairness, I may be getting ahead of myself on the whole empty nest thing. I mean, high school graduation for one child is still a year away. And college graduation for the other is still a year away.
But then again, this junior year of high school and college has flown by.
And, in all fairness, I may be getting ahead of myself on the whole empty nest thing. I mean, I’m no fool. I realize my college graduate(s) will most likely return home. And live at home for a few years as they get on their feet.
But regardless, all this change … as we venture out to look at colleges for my youngest … has me thinking about what’s next?
And my answer is, I have no idea.
Do we sell the house? Do we sell the house and make a lateral move within Chicago? Or do we head to a warmer state … and leave the children behind?
Honestly, I want to stay near the kids. And be a part of their lives as they grow (and perhaps start families on their own) …
And on the flip side, I don’t want them to feel tethered to Chicago just because we’re here. I want them to feel free to spread their wings and explore what works best for them.
We still have plenty-ish of time to make decisions.
If only I could see a clear path ahead …
Oh, and speaking of spreading wings I think we’ve lost my daughter to Colorado. Well, at least for four years of undergraduate studies. 🙂
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