1.) Six Word Memoir: Write about a significant time in your life in just six words.
So here are my six words:
Still like me?
I woke up this morning thinking I was going to be a lazy blogger and “phone in” a post. So for Mama Kat’s Writing Challenge, I picked the shortest prompt, definitely, but also the one I believed to be the easiest…at the time.
You know what?
I’ve spent way too much time deciding and choosing which six words define my life right now.
So a month ago, we began our second year as empty nesters!
Believe me. You will all get there sooner rather than later and at times you’ll wish that your house was full again but not with toddlers or little people under the age of, oh I don’t know, say 12.
The first year of empty nesting is so very exciting. It’s full of possibilities and wonderment and the world is your oyster syndrome (if there is such a thing) and TIME!
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For once, you have space and breathing room and less stress (except when you think about multiple college tuitions…word of advice, tune that out!).
YOU get to choose what it is you’d like to do. Sounds ideal, yes?
Well it is and it’s not.
Because the second year rolls around…
And the newness, as with most things in life, has worn off…
And you still have someone important to think about; someone else's happiness to factor into your equation of fun…that wonderful partner you chose 23.5 years ago. When you actually write the number, it sounds really long! I was in my 20’s when I enthusiastically said "I do!" for Pete’s sake!
You hope 25 years down the line, you still enjoy doing the same things and, more importantly, you still like each other.
We still do.
Not that I was worried or anything…