Now that your kid is heading off to college, you’re going to be facing the same situation that millions of parents face each year: the empty nest. Even if you have other kids that are still staying home and school, you’ll still feel that emptiness when the one person you’re used to having around is suddenly off on their own. Although you are certainly right to feel sad this is also a great moment of celebration. You’ve made a major accomplishment by preparing your child for college. Now you have the chance to prepare for the next chapter in your life. He is the best approach for handling your empty nest:
Create a Bucket List
A bucket list is a list of all the things you’ve always wanted to do but never had the chance because you are always busy raising the kids. Maybe you want to take up pottery or learn to play the piano. You could even find yourself going back to community college yourself. The idea is to take on a project that can provide you with immediate satisfaction.
Talk To Other College-Bound Parents
It’s a safe bet that the parents of your kids friends are all going through the same experiences. Maybe some of those kids have gone off to the same college together. Either way, those parents can become your new support group. You probably already feel comfortable with them having spent a lot of time over the years in carpools and play dates. This is the time to reach out instead of isolating yourself.
Get To Know Your Spouse All Over Again
Remember when your kids are growing up how hard it was to have a date night? Now, every night can be a date night! This is one of opportunity to get you know your spouse all over again.
Avoid Big Changes
Just because your kid has left home doesn’t mean you need to make big changes like moving out of the house or emptying their room and turning it into an exercise studio. Those changes might happen but they don’t have to happen this first year. Of course, you can still do a lot of work around the house that you’ve been putting off like getting rid of unwanted junk. This is where Junk King Chattanooga is going to make a huge difference. They’ll provide you with the manpower and truck space. All you have to do is provide them with that junk. That literally means pointing to the things you want taken away. You’ll always feel better once your home is clear of clutter thanks to a junk removal session from Junk King Chattanooga.