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The next chapter

Flower 3

As I begin the next chapter of my life, I wonder what will I do, where will I end up?  As a single mother of three wonderful young adults it sometimes difficult to imagine life as my own person and not as Supermom!!!!  I have to say that empty nest syndrome is real. Wow, it’s really beginning to hit me no more cheer mom, football or baseball mom.  Life as I’ve known it has changed.  Don’t get me wrong, as a parent this is a happy time, this is what parents look forward to.  All of the hard work, sweat and tears have all paid off, my little birdies are all (one by one) leaving the nest.  With that said it’s also been an eye-opening and sobering transition. Finally the light at the end of the tunnel, finally my time is actually my time. Now the big question is what will I do with all of this free time?  How will I put it to use?  Like most parents in this situation it’s a time to reflect on what my dreams are.  It’s time to set goals, create a bucket list.  What is my niche?  How will I transition from full-time mom to my own individual person?   After a lifetime of being Supermom is it even possible to be my own individual person? Even though there are many unanswered questions I still look forward to the unknown.  I welcome this new chapter in my life with open arms, with anticipation and excitement.  I refuse to let the fear of the unknown hold me hostage.  I plan to take hold of this next chapter and run with it.  It’s a time to shine and a time to enjoy life.  In the words of the brilliant Patrice Washington (Money Maven) “I AM the CEO of My Life”.

Until next time loves!

Shana

**Photo by Yvonne Payne Brown

3 thoughts on “The next chapter”

  1. I’ve been thinking about this constantly. It’s scary but exciting. I don’t think people fully understand how much we sacrifice as moms for our kids.
    I’m sure you will be just as strong and beautiful in your next chapter, as you are now.

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