Hi, I’m Suzy! I’m so glad you’re here! Empty Nest Blessed is a lifestyle blog for long-time, new, and even not-yet empty nesters who want to live the second half of life with purpose and joy! If that’s you, then you’ve come to the right place! I’m here to encourage, inspire, and bless you in the empty nest. I promise to keep it fun, uplifting, and helpful.
Me? I’m right there with you! I’m 57 years old, and I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for 35 years. We have a 30-year-old son who is an attorney, and a 28-year-old son who is a business analyst. (He graduated from college and married his college sweetheart three weeks later, bringing a precious daughter-in-law into our family.) We also have a 26-year-old daughter who is a working musical theater actress.
Without a doubt, entering the empty nest season of life can be a complex time of transition. Not only are you dealing with the adjustment to the empty nest, but this time is often accompanied by a milestone birthday. (I actually turned 50 on the EXACT day I dropped my last child off at college. 😂 Seriously?) Throw in physical changes, learning to reframe the relationship you have with your (now-adult) kids, the challenges of redefining yourself as a woman in today’s world, and more. Oh, it’s a lot.
Just like any other season of life, the blessings of the empty nest come along with the challenges. First of all, you’re adjusting to the empty nest itself, which is a significant life transition. But you’re also working to make another significant adjustment — giving yourself (guilt-free) permission to focus on many of the areas of life you may have set aside while busy with child-rearing.
I’m right there with you, and I’m committed to sharing topics on Empty Nest Blessed that will encourage, inspire, and bless you on your journey! In that spirit, you’ll want to check out the topics I cover at Empty Nest Blessed:
- The Empty Nest
- Cooking for Two
- Date Night Ideas
- Fashion & Style
- Generating Income
- Serving Others
- Health & Fitness
- Parenting Adult Children
- Your Next Act (What now?)
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If you’ve looked around on Empty Nest Blessed, you know that not only do I write a lot about the empty nest, but I also write about many other topics that I think my readers will love. One day it might be Six Practical Ways to Show Love to Your Adult Children or my latest practical and pretty finds to keep you learning and growing in the empty nest. In my blog posts, I’ll always link to my favorite resources, products, and places to inspire and inform you.
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