Another Empty Nest Benefit

So here it is, President’s Day. Most other years I would be on vacation with my family- during one of the most expensive weeks to travel. Blackout dates definitely apply and airports are crowded as families make their way to their week-long vacation. Instead, I sat behind my desk today- which was very undisturbed by the way- because all of my clients were on vacation- and accumulated holiday time that can be used at a later date.

I am looking forward to taking one of my few vacations (but I hope there will be many more), that are not driven by school timing. That is another great benefit of the empty nest- I can vacation on my own terms- not the schedule of the millions of school children!

cheerio

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  1. Looking Out The Window
    Feb 21, 2017 @ 22:55:21

    Look forward to hearing about that vacation when you take it. It will be interesting to see how different it feels without the old constraints.

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  2. InspiredJourney
    Feb 27, 2017 @ 11:49:43

    A newly ’emancipated’ mom here, having just embarked on solo traveling, I can say it’s a weird sensation.

    I feel awkward knowing my schedule is my schedule and that I have no constraints.

    It will take time to adjust, but adjust I will…lol.

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    • themiddlegeneration
      Feb 27, 2017 @ 19:06:08

      It is hard to make those mental switches. I remember the first time I traveled solo and how it felt to not have to micro manage my family every time I left the house (use the bathroom, get your coat, do you have your ____?). It feels like one of your limbs is missing. Fortunately, a few deep breaths later and I felt liberated and ready for adventure! Enjoy your emancipation days!

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