When I responded to a journalist request asking me to introduce them to emptynesters who would happy to be included in a feature for a weekly magazine, I had a lot of responses from women who asked if they ‘qualified’ as they and not the children had left home!!
We often think of emptynesters a women whose offspring have left leaving them wandering around an empty house, but when I thought about it in fact a number of my own friends came to mind who had in fact done the ‘leaving’ as soon as the kids were adult, one has taken a job in Qatar, 3 have moved to different parts of France (although one has since moved back to find herself in the guest room of her old home as the daughter has taken over the master bedroom with ensuite!)
Emptynesters are enjoying their new found freedom
We featured the ‘Gypsynesters’ recently, David and Veronica, a couple who sold their home to travel the world and spend more time together as a couple.
It seems all these emptynesters are enjoying their new found freedom, seeing it as an opportunity for ‘me time’ and a chance to follow their dreams – away from the family home.
I will be looking to feature some of our ‘ travelnesters’ stories in the future. If you’ve left home leaving the grown up children behind please share your story!