When Empty Nest is not a dirty word

My kids are getting older and spending more and more time out of the house.  Yes they keep coming back and yes I am still doing their laundry & cooking some of their meals but really I am spending a lot more time alone and I like it.

I really do like my own company.  I have an Aunt who has been widowed 20 years and says that she can go for days without talking to anyone so when she does see people she tends to remember the past, over and over and over again.

I have one true friend but not many close friends but I’ve always been on my own.  Even when I was married I spent a great deal of time on my own so I don’t see anything changing except that I can do this.  I’m not the kind of person to sit down and spend the rest of my life doing nothing.  I love to write, I love tv and movies, I love gardening (this is very new to me) and I love interior design so I think I’ve got a few things covered.

It’s nice to be me and I really hope that others can get a grip on what they can expect in their later years because it’s not looking bad from my point of view.  Actually I’ve even booked in to do an extended computer course, upgrading my skills and making sure I have something to offer the company I work for, or if I’d like, a new company who can appreciate me for what I am – a smart, intelligent woman, who isn’t afraid of hard work and can keep smiling no matter what.

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About daysnet

I am having the best time of my life. I'm 50 plus, divorced, two grown children and just the opportunity to have a life after so many years of scrimping and saving is well worth the time it took to get here. I have a fantastic family with great family values and spending time alone is certainly something I enjoy which a lot of people find difficult to handle. I was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and cannot imagine living anywhere else. Strangely I don't like to travel and have no plans to do that in the future - I say strangely because so many people can't understand this, wanting to travel and experience other cultures - not on my agenda. What do I want to do? I have my new house and am enjoying making it my own but now I am looking for the right job for me after 10 years of being "just a receptionist". I don't want to be "JUST" anything anymore. I would like a job that helps me grow personally, something that encourages me to learn but also where I can be creative and people appreciate me. I want, I want, I want but really I need to know that I am comfortable in my own skin and my life means something to me. My motto is ... "People may forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" I've had many people who I can't even remember their names tell me that I made them feel good and for that I am truly grateful. I have become an avid reader of Rhonda Byrne's 'THE SECRET', "THE POWER" & now 'THE MAGIC". Whether you believe or think it's a load of @#$!@ - I do know that it works for me and my life and I am all the better for it. You can't go wrong when you just learn to say "thank you".
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