Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Being an Empty Nester

"Oh How I Hate That Phrase"

Remember when you were 3 and you couldn't wait to be 5.  Then when you were 5 and you just so wanted to be 10.  Or I can't wait until I can date or get my drivers license, graduate, get married, start a family.  I'm here to tell you all slow down, it will all come and faster then you know.  You won't remember today May 3rd, 2012, but you will remember the feeling of taking time to play a game with the kids, go on a bike ride, or the feeling a hug gives you from someone you love.

What am I trying to say "live your moment, not everyone else's".  I know now that writing a blog, following blogs, facebooking, to people I am not involved with personally is not for me.  I believe it is making so many of us want what we don't or can't have.  It's unrealistic to want someone else's life. Did you ever here the saying don't compare your Monday self to other's Sunday best.  

I'm now an empty nester have been for about almost a decade.  Do I like it?  Not all the time.  But I like my freedom, I like knowing I can do anything I like.  I love my family and being with them, still maybe teaching them a thing or two, being 3 again through my grandchild's eyes.  I still have a lot of days ahead and have finally learned that the only day that matters is today and for me I'm closing the computer and going to play "go fish" with my grandaughter Felicity, who is turning 5 and wants to be 10.  Hopefully she will learn this lesson sooner then most.

Thanks to everyone who has followed me.

Now go out and enjoy what is around you,

Grandma Hollie


7 comments:

  1. Great post. I've had a draft written for my blog for exactly a month now... And I feel like its time too to let go, at least for a bit. Or try something new later on. I don't like quitting on things but when it's no longer fun - its not worth time or energy!

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  2. I love this post! Raising my little ones can be hard and challenging but when I really think about it, I am truly living my dream. This is what I have always wanted...to be a mom and I am starting to realize how quickly time passes.

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    1. You won the cookbook. And I am blogging again.

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  3. Does this mean the death of another great blog? I have loved reading your blog, but I certainly understand balance in life. I will refer back here often for recipes and fun decorating ideas!!! I wish I had a fraction of your talent!

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    1. I've decided to blog again, thanks for the encouragement.

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  4. Thank you for an amazing post. I am in the process of emptying my nest and I definitely have good days and bad. You are so right about viewing others as having the perfect life. I am guilty of this and need to remember that I should be thankful for what I have ( my relationship with God, a loving husband, healthy kids). I am trying to stay off FB for just that very reason. I loved to blog but had to give it up due to family issues. Although I love reading other women's blogs, I often find myself thinking that my life is so empty in comparison. It's posts like this that remind me that I need only worry about living MY life and enjoying every moment with my kids and not constantly compare my life to those that are polished and prepared for the blogoshpere. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and i hope you will continue to follow me.

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