Quest to change the “empty nest”

Empty. How does that word make you feel? What images do you see? Empty is defined as “containing nothing; not filled or occupied.” Not exactly a word that brings to mind sunshine, rainbows and unicorns. However, I’ve been hearing the phrase “empty nest” often  as my boys are becoming men and move into a new season in their lives.

You might be thinking, “She’s in denial.” Trust me, I get it. I just truly don’t like the term. During conversations,  I will meet the words, “empty nest” with a wrinkle of my nose in irritation, and likely a quick switch to some story from my active, and full life.

A colleague recently introduced me to the word, transitioning. I’m finding it to be a kinder, gentler, and much more suitable description of this time in my life.

Transitioning…yes. Empty…NO! My nest isn’t empty, nor will ever be. What do you think?



About conniejo9

Independent. Creative. Sarcastic. Kind.
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