Tag Archives: empty nester

The earth shifted … they’re off to college again

Every now and then the earth shifts and things appear upside down. What used to be true is suddenly no longer true. There was no seismic event in my world this week, but the ground shook and things seem out … Continue reading

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When the tide goes out, you discover who’s been swimming naked

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Warren Buffett I recently came across this quote for the first time. It zinged me. It thrilled me. I’ve been replaying it in my mind over and … Continue reading

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Week 1 – 10 Things I like about being an empty-nester

One week ago we dropped off our youngest at university. It was a classic change-vs-transition moment. With a hug and a wave she was gone. One minute we were busy, daily hands-on parents, and the next we were distant, virtual, … Continue reading

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